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Bronx teens party with a purpose

Posted on 08. Dec, 2009 by .


by Erin McCarthy

In a quiet basement room in the South Bronx, 15 teenagers and four adults sit in a semi-circle with their shoes off. Amid the white, purple-toed and mismatched socks, the high school students and their instructors talk about why they can’t wait to party.

It’s not just any party, but a “Red Party” where Bronx teenagers can dance, listen to poetry and music, watch a student-made documentary film and, the real reason for the affair, get tested for HIV.

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