Program Goals & Student Objectives
Tell Me What You See (TMWYS) facilitates a review of facts about STDs, hepatitis and HIV. The art and poster activities help young people expand their understanding of the similarities and differences of STDs, hepatitis and HIV..
TMWYS encourages students to visualize and share their thoughts and feelings in writing, and in class discussions with their peers and adults. Students have the opportunity to respond to the artwork and poetry created by other youth that address issues associated with STDs, hepatitis and HIV. The TMWYS artwork and poetry reach students on a personal level and add an emotional understanding of the causes, incidence, progression and health implications of STDs, hepatitis and HIV.
Through the suggested activities, TMWYS helps students understand that prevention is an individual choice and that they have both the right and the responsibility to make informed decisions concerning their health. The artwork and poetry can lead them to consider the impact their behavior has on their family, friends, community and themselves. The activities enhance the ability of students to align their thoughts, words and actions to avoid the risk of STDs, hepatitis and HIV.
Improved communications skills
TMWYS offers and opportunity for students to discuss STDs, hepatitis and HIV with their peers and adults. TMWYS provides students with the communication skills needed to make healthy decisions and resist the social pressures that lead to risky behaviors.
• Expand their personal insight of health-related issues through an art-based experience.
• Develop an emotional and intellectual understanding of the causes, incidence, progression, and health implications of STDs, hepatitis and HIV.
• Improve communication, decision making and negotiating skills for prevention and treatment of STDs, hepatitis and HIV.
• Identify the role of abstinence in the prevention of STDs, hepatitis and HIV.
• Be encouraged to increase communication with their peers and adults about STDs, hepatitis and HIV.