Educating Teens about HIV/AIDS, Inc.

Educating Teens about HIV/AIDS (ETAH) is a 501 (c) (3) organization designed to educate pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults about the deadly impact of the HIV virus and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through collaboration with local communities.  It also serves to collaborate with the business community and to encourage schools, houses of worship, and community groups to plan programs to educate teens about HIV/AIDS during the month of March and throughout the year.


Educating Teens about HIV/AIDS, Inc. is grounded in the philosophy that when we educate our teens we are securing a healthy future.  Today’s teens are tomorrow’s workforce, leaders, and decision makers.  The investment in teenagers today is an investment in our quality of life for the future.  Acknowledging that risky behaviors do not happen in isolation, ETAH uses a comprehensive approach that addresses self-esteem, peer pressure, alcohol and drug use, abusive relationships, and other issues that affect youth.  ETAH takes into consideration the social and cultural experiences of youth.  ETAH provides prevention education, while empowering youth to make informed decisions about their health and well-being so that they can protect themselves and maintain a healthy life style.

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Educating Teens is one of 72 organizations participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community.  Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, which underwrites the cost of the walk so participating organizations keep 100 percent of the money raised by their walkers. 


ETAH Youth Board Members Welcome CMU Volunteers~September 26, 2015



ETAH relaunches Manchester Reads at Pittsburgh Manchester School (K-8) :

Manchester Reads Flyer


October 24, 2014

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Educating Teens about HIV/AIDS, Inc. developed the Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Girls® (HWWG) program in 2008 and adapted this program for The Ellis School Community Connections program in 2012-2013. 

E-mail to enroll your daughter the 2014 program!

Girls 9-12 and 13-17 are eligible to participate.



Photo from the Screening of 'Absolutely SAFE' on March 9th as a part ETAH's Women & Girls Health Weekend.  Pictured above from left to right: Joy Maxberry Woodruff;  Carol Ciancutti-Leyva, Filmmaker; Audrey Ciancutti, Carol's mother and the film's inspiration; Albertha Graham-Ellison, ETAH Project Director; Kezia Ellison, ETAH Founder; and Judy Norsigian, Executive Director of Our Bodies, Ourselves. (Photo by Tene Croom)

Click here for the New Pittsburgh Courier Article about the March 9th event


Click here for the New Pittsburgh Courier Article about ETAH's March 10th Symposium

Women & Girls Health Weekend

Click here to check out our Founder's Contribution to the New Edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves.