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'Native Youth HIV Prevention
Media Project'


NNAAPC’s Native Youth HIV Prevention Media Project (YMP) Curriculum is an 18-session curriculum, which guides youth participants (ages 16-20) through the creation and delivery of their own HIV Prevention Social Marketing Campaign.

The curriculum covers 4 areas:

  • HIV/AIDS Sessions (HIV transmission, prevention methods, myths and facts; impact of HIV on local Native community and resources for care and support)
  • Media Literacy Sessions (Principles of Media Literacy, analysis of various types of media and how media shapes/reflects attitudes and behaviors)
  • Media Development/Production Sessions (Media development (including camera technique and style and storyboarding) software tutorials (including digital imaging and digital video technologies, post production, and development of campaign dissemination plan)
  • Leadership Development Sessions (Public speaking, leadership development, the use of visual aids as a presentation and education tool, delivery of product presentation by youth).


This curriculum was developed using funds from the Office of Minority Health and is available for classroom-based programs such as schools with a large Native youth population, Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding schools, or Tribal colleges or universities. To request this curriculum and Capacity Building Assistance to implement it within your school or Tribal college/university, contact NNAAPC at

    • It’s Your Life—Live It Safe: Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself DVD
      San Diego American Indian Health Center (SDAIHC) in partnership with NNAAPC produced a youth-centered and developed the It’s Your Life—Live It Safe: Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself DVD, using NNAAPC’s Native Youth HIV Prevention Media Project Curriculum. The film is centered on a teen’s important decision to take her first HIV test and documents her process of taking the test as she deals with her fears and her hopes. Community voices, HIV statistics, and risk reduction messages are interwoven throughout her story. 
        • Click here to view the It’s Your Life—Live It Safe: Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself DVD.


      • Native Pride, Native Protection. Use a Condom. Protect Our People, Get an HIV Test Design
        Utilizing NNAAPC’s Native Youth HIV Prevention Media Project Curriculum, the Okanogan Family Planning in partnership with Pascal Sherman Indian High School youth created a T-Shirt, Bumper Sticker, Temporary Tattoos, and Poster Design.  
          • Click here for the PDF that they designed.



    Click here to go back to the HIV Prevention Media, Curricula, and Resources for Native Youth list.


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