The Bayou City Boys Club has named AAMA one of eight agencies that will benefit from their annual fundraiser. 

AAMA MAP - Minorities Action Program - will use the money for a conference on HIV and substance abuse in Latino populations.  The conference will be a time for service providers in Houston and across Texas to share experiences, discuss challenges, and learn about best practices.  

AAMA’s Health & Human Services programs have a long record of success engaging a population that can be difficult to reach—low-income Latinos, both US-born and immigrant. MAP is an outreach program focused on individuals at high risk for contracting HIV, Hepatitis C, and other STIs.  MAP outreach staff seek out out people re-entering the community after serving time at the Texas Youth Commission, Harris County Juvenile Detention Center, and various other jails and prisons; people living on the streets; and people who are known drug abusers not in treatment. 

AAMA would like to provide volunteers the night of the fundraiser, on Saturday, March 22, 2008. JUNGLE 16 is a fun and fantastic dance party. This year's entertainment will be DJ Mark Anthony, jetting into Houston from his home in Montreal. 

Volunteer shifts run from 10 to midnight, and midnight to 2 a.m., and you can come in jeans and comfy shoes. (If you aren't a late-night party person, this may not be the volunteer opportunity for you. Don't worry, there will be others that happen during daylight hours!)

To learn more about the Bayou City Boys Club and their Jungle 16 benefit, visit http://www.bcbc.info./

To be part of AAMA's volunteer team, email agreer@aamainc.us

AAMA thanks the Bayou City Boys Club for their support, and congratulates the other agencies benefiting from this year's event.