Janadrah Zaire Thompson, Angel Vega and Darrae Holmes of Austin’s VOISE Academy, 231 N. Pine, participated in Chicago Area Project’s youth leadership program about HIV/AIDS education. CAP, a nonprofit youth service agency, hosted the workshop to provide teens with factual information on sex education, including on HIV and sexually-transmitted diseases.

The goal is for the kids to take back to their community and schools what they learned. The youth workshop, dubbed “Straight Talk about HIV and STDs” took place Feb. 23 at CAP’s headquarters, 55 E. Jackson in Chicago. For information on the Chicago Area Project’s Youth As Resources/Youth Leadership Development program: Kathleen Mosley, 312-588-3816.