Other Nationally Mandated Programs
The Five Nationally Mandated Programs that must be addressed by each adult club in the association:
- A.F.E. Encounters (Sound Advice for Effective Encounters) – In view of the rise in police shootings it is essential that we help our young people learn how to respond when interacting with law enforcement officials. Club programs and activities should beinitiated toward this end. The ultimate goal is to build positive relationships between our youth and law enforcement personnel in order to save lives.
- Get Ready, Stay Ready! (Emergency Preparedness) – This initiative can help spread the message about the need to prepare for and respond to potential emergencies, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Our club programs are designed to encourage individuals and families to have an emergency plan that will save lives and minimalize danger.
- Triple the P.I.N.K. (Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness) – Triple negative breast cancer occurs in up to 20% of diagnosed breast cancers and is more likely to affect younger people in the African American population. Triple negative breast cancer can be more aggressive and difficulty to treat and is more likely to spread and recur. It is this organization’s objective to educate minority populations about this disease and its effect/impact on our people.
- Think Heart, Think Health (Heart Disease Awareness) – The number one killer of women in this country is heart disease. Our members serve as health ambassadors to educate our communities about the prevalence among African American women as are other “silent killers” such as high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.
- Domestic Violence…On Lock Down– Programs designed to spotlight, identify and teach prevention of the willful intimidation, physical assault battery, sexual assault, and abusive behavior experienced by both women and men at the hands of their loved ones and family members. Programs that teach prevention enable our memberships to advocate for those affected by domestic violence; making resources readily available to our communities is the focus of our efforts to address domestic violence.