About HollaBack STL
Our mission is to empower minority youth and young adults to take responsibility for their own health and wellness by providing them with prevention & education services including access to resources and social service referrals.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis’ HollaBack STL initiative has offered free evidence-based educational programs for the past 18 years throughout the Greater St. Louis Area allowing us to mentor and engage thousands of youth. Our programs focus on a variety of health and life skills related topics including sexual risk avoidance, HIV/AIDS & STD prevention, substance use prevention, body image & self-esteem development, healthy relationship building, and success planning. Through the support of grant funding and collaborative partnerships, we strive to make a positive impact in the lives of our program participants and their families.
HOLLABACK STL PROGRAMS:
project y-chat now
PROJECT Y-CHAT NOW is a FREE substance use and HIV/AIDS prevention program for minority youth and young adults.Y-Chat participants complete education and awareness workshops and create their own marketing campaigns to promote positive messages in minority communities. Open to youth ages 13 up to 24 years old.
curve the urge
CURVE THE URGE is a FREE
educational prevention program
for minority youth. This sexual
risk avoidance initiative is designed to teach youth strategies
to help them voluntarily refrain from having sex and strengthen their focus on educational and developmental goals, hopes and dreams. Open to youth grades 6th-12th.
curve the urge ii
CURVE THE URGE II is a FREE sexual risk avoidance education program designed to foster healthy and mature relationships.
This program includes sessions on dating violence, teen pregnancy
& STI prevention,
self-esteem development, and success planning. Open to youth ages 15-19 years old.
PROGRAM FEATURES INCLUDE:
Workshops available online, in person or hybrid. We work with any school, club, community or religious organization.
We provide giveaways during workshops and gift cards for survey completion.
We provide social service referrals and HIV & STD testing.
Volunteer hours available for participants.