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Chattanooga Program Teaches Young Children About AIDS
Chattanooga Cares, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based AIDS group, is bringing AIDS messages to young children attending a city-sponsored
after-school center, the Chattanooga Times & Free Press reports. The Carver Recreation Center offers music and computer programs and other after-school activities to children between the ages of six and 13. Once a week, Gloria McGee, a prevention specialist from Chattanooga Cares, spends one hour with the children discussing HIV and AIDS. McGee said that the sessions are designed to teach children about the disease and how to "empathize with people who have AIDS." Patrick McClarty, director of the Carver Center, said that the parents of the children are aware that the AIDS classes are offered. "Basically our kids are not knowledgeable about what's out there. We want to give them the knowledge and education they need to survive," he said (Glendenning, Chattanooga Times & Free Press, 3/13).
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