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D.C. Student Conference Tackles HIV/AIDS Awareness

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The daylong conference was sponsored by the National Organization of Black County Officials. The idea is to give the students an opportunity to interact with local and national government administrators in order to learn more about critical issues and the legislative process.

Andrea Harrison is a member of the Prince George's County Council.

"What we're doing is engaging these young leaders to see what it is they think policy should be, related to this, because they know what's important to their peers and so it's important for us to hear from them as well," Harrison says.

Students participated in group sessions led by administrators such as Robert Bailey of the Centers for Disease Control, who discussed HIV/AIDS awareness.

Alexis Brisban is headed off to college next year to study psychology.

"I'm pretty educated on this, but I always learn something new when I come to this event," she says.

Participating students traveled from Maryland, the District and Georgia.


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