National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day for the April 10th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, April 10th, TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Jean Albert Renaud (JarHorseman in SL) who will introduce his program Project Arrowhead in support of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day.


Created in 2012 by twelve founding partners, National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV & AIDS on young people and is now officially recognized by Today’s young people are the first generation, who has never known a world without HIV and AIDS. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four new HIV cases is among youth ages 13 to 24. While there has been much talk about an AIDS-free generation, we know that this is not possible without our nation’s youth and prevention programs that address the youth needs.

Jean Albert Renaud (JarHorseman in SL) is a visionary, music producer and former Motown songwriter and recording artist.  JAR is a celebrated international horseman and horse breeder who has trained horses and riders for members of the royal families of Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. His horsemanship is featured in many documentaries. He has combined these skills, resources and energies as an activist, to launch efforts to raise awareness about Human Rights issues, to empower youth, protect wild horses and promote HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention practices. It is through his vision and commitment that Protect Yourself1, was founded in 2004. JAR developed Project Arrowhead, a program that empowers and protects America’s Treasures: America’s youth, the future builders of our nation and the Mustang, who helped transform America’s wilderness into the foundation for today’s contemporary society. Project Arrowhead, connecting at-risk youth and horses, is designed to raise the consciousness level of youth on ecological issues and urban concerns. In 2013, Jean Albert Renaud was selected as a BMe leader, and his program Project Arrowhead was selected as a recipient of the 2013 Miami Foundation Black Male Engagement Fund.


Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, April 10th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater


AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation – Jean Albert Renaud (JarHorseman in SL)
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir