ifIknew

ifIknew is a health initiative for young adults that uses a multi media approach, including social media and in person programs, to address the contemporary issues that impact the well-being, self-image, careers, and relationships of people in their 20's and 30's.

If I Knew is a prevention education project that raises awareness about risky behaviors that can profoundly impact lives.

Founded in the early 1990s by five men infected with HIV, The Positive Voices of Baltimore has played for thousands of people in an amazing array of venues, from college campuses to inner city after-school programs. Three original members remain.

Greg Satorie, music director and pianist, says, “We’re called The Positive Voices because we’re HIV positive, but also because we feel we are doing something positive.” Greg, Kevin Clemmons and Bill Palmer keep busy performing in schools, churches, synagogues and community events where these harmonious singers share their stories in between heartfelt songs that move people deeply. Along the way their audiences, ranging in age from children to adults, learn the facts about HIV/AIDS, how it is spread, and how to stay safe. The Positive Voices are able to capture the attention of a few hundred spirited school kids, who walk away not only entertained, but also enlightened and caring about the magnitude of the disease in the Baltimore area and how they can stay safely away from its reach.

As Bill says, “Music helps to open your mind and your heart in a different way.”

To book The Positive Voices for your next assembly, class, or general event, contact Jewish Community Services at 410-843-7426