MAPP to offer program for young African-American men

BTL Staff
By | 2006-12-14T09:00:00-04:00 December 14th, 2006|News|

FERNDALE — 3MV (Many Men Many Voices) is a “retreat style” intervention that looks at what drives the behaviors, thinking and decisions that African-American/black bay/bisexual men make.
Some of the topics discussed and explored include: “Tops and Bottoms,” “Dual Identity,” “Power in Relationships” and “The Man of Our Dreams.” The next retreat will be Dec. 15-17 at the Midwest AIDS PRevention Project office, located at 429 Livernois in Ferndale. Participants will receive lunch, a $50 bank card and a premium safer sex kit upon completion. Transportation can be arranged if needed.
Since 1988, Midwest AIDS Prevention Project has been one of Michigan’s largest non-profit, community-based organizations whose mission is health promotion, harm and risk reduction, and HIV and sexually-transmitted disease prevention education. In addition to 3MV, MAPP offers many other high quality, innovative HIV prevention and behavior-based programs and services that are tailored for a wide range of audiences.
“Our community needs to embark on this wonderful opportunity, because there is a lot of information for people young and old, ranging from HIV education and prevention to skills building with regards to our individual and personal health. I have and will continue to recommend others to attend. From my attendance, I learned how to better build dialogue; in addition, I have a new topic for discussion with my friends and family,” said William Bruton, 23, a past 3MV participant.

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