the pediatric aids coalition at ucla
Life Skills Retreat is a 3-day-long retreat serving high-school-aged youth who are infected/affected by HIV/AIDS. The retreat provides workshops, while providing a safe and accepting space that promotes community by encouraging, inspiring and supporting them to reach their full potential.
PAC puts on half-day events for local affected/infected kids where they get to bond with one another and PAC members, have fun, seek support, and be in a safe and accepting environment.
Unlike many other chronic illnesses, there is often a stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. PAC’s educational campaigns, including World AIDS Day at UCLA, Safe Sex Week, and a week long “I Know” campaign, aim to dispel stigma while encouraging the community to take action.