(Millennium Youth Learning Empowerment Skills Through Ongoing Needed Education)

Program Objectives

MYLESTONE's objective is to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic among young people by providing education on how HIV, STI's, and Hepatitis are transmitted as well as providing skills to protect against its transmission.

Services are provided through five (5) methods:

IDI (Interventions delivered to individuals) - One on one interactions with the intent of educating and reducing the risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV/AIDS, STD or Hepatitis.

Mini-Teen Forums - Events targeting adolescents from junior high, high schools, colleges and universities, as well as community based organizations and houses of worship.  These events utilize electronic media, providing educational presentations that increase awareness and build support for safe behavior.

Parent and Caregiver Presentations - Events targeting parents and others who provide care for at risk youth.  These events utilize electronic medic and provide educational information and techniques on why and how parents and others can discuss HIV, AIDS, STD, Hepatitis related issues with their children.

Teen Forum - An annual event held in downtown Newark, which serves high school students from the Greater Newark area, providing a day of "edutainment"  featuring a presentation by POWER, a panel with persons knowledgeable on HIV and other pertinent topics to teens, a Disc Jockey and other performers as well as an open microphone for participants to interact with the presenters.

Community Advisory Board (CAB) - Local high school students who identify topics affecting their peers and create events that will bring awareness to these areas of interest.

MYLESTONE also participates in health and career fairs throughout the year.  MYLESTONE actively engages the community promoting health awareness by serving on the Newark Municipal Council Health Committee and facilitating the Newark Prevention Providers meetings.

For More Information Contact:

Khalil S. Rashidi

Health Educator



973-972-1372 - Fax

"Going the extra mile to educate our youth and the community"