Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is teaming up with the Aaron E. Henry Community Health Clinic, the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to raise awareness about teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on CCC’s campus and in the community.
Representatives from each of the partners met last week to discuss an upcoming event, themed “Getting to Zero”, to be hosted in CCC’s Student Affairs Multi-Complex Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in honor of World AIDS Day.
The free event, open to the public, is funded through a $3000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi. It’s designed to provide information that will empower CCC faculty, staff and students, as well as community members, to gain knowledge of teen pregnancy, contraceptives and STDs.
“This is a great opportunity for the college to build sound partnerships and provide quality healthcare and counseling services,” said Renee’ Sanford, CCC Coordinator of Counseling Services. “It is our goal to raise awareness not only on our campus, but in the Coahoma County community as well. We want to educate everyone on the importance of leading healthy lifestyles by providing a wide array of programs that will be beneficial personally and socially.”
In addition to free confidential HIV/AIDS testing and educational literature, those attending the event will also enjoy door prizes and refreshments.
For questions or more information, contact Sanford 662-621-4858 or CCC Nurse Athsicia Gooden at (662) 621-4197.