How might we raise awareness amongst a young adult demographic about the facts and risks of sexually transmitted infections and diseases?
One Stone students were alarmed by this statistic: one out of two sexually active individuals between 15-24 will contract a STI/STD. Further, Idaho has one of the lowest STI testing rates. To change these grim health statistics, a team of One Stone students worked with public health experts to design an event that would raise awareness and provide information in a casual, judgement-free, teen-friendly environment. Gathering at a local coffee shop after hours, teens from schools across the Treasure Valley dropped in for an opportunity to learn more about how they could stay safe and healthy.
In a post-survey, 100% of participants reported that they knew where to go for STI screening and that they felt more comfortable talking about STI prevention to their peers after the event.