WHAT WE DO
Events & Activities
The Evolution Project features a drop-in community center for young black gay men between 18 and 28 years of age. This is a safe space that helps young black gay men to connect, develop strengths and skills, support each other, have fun and achieve positive goals. The program staff assists these young men to enhance their HIV and STD risk reduction skills by utilizing the will, talent and vision of the members themselves. The Evolution Project is distinguished by the active leadership and involvement of the members. Members play an intricate role in planning activities, special events, and design of the space. Examples include movie nights, discussions, cookouts, card games, parties, balls, community forums and more.
The Evolution Project provides access to HIV testing and STD screening at on and off-site locations. Members are provided risk counseling and linkage to free medical screenings, case management, HIV/STD treatment and other health care services. Additionally, the Evolution Project offers mental health services such as individual, relationship and group counseling. For more information about the Evolution Project, volunteering and/or program activities, contact Antoine Bates at (404) 524-5441.Volunteer Opportunities We’re always looking for individuals who are willing to volunteer their time to support and enhance our program! We thrive off of community support and appreciate the passion and energy that our volunteers bring. We have two types of volunteers: REACTIVE Members & Evolution Volunteers REACTIVE Members are individuals who are members of our target demographic. Our target demographic is young, Black, gay/bisexual men & transgender individuals, ages 18 – 28. If you are a member of our target demographic and you’d like to volunteer with The Evolution Project as a REACTIVE Member join us Tuesdays at 5:30 PM (check our calendar to make sure) also contact Markese Sanders for more information (email@example.com).Evolution Volunteers are individuals who are outside of our target demographic. Since The Evolution Project is a part of AID Atlanta, individuals outside of our target population interested in volunteering with our program must complete the volunteer process through AID Atlanta, Inc. If you’re not a member of our target demographic and you’d like to volunteer with The Evolution Project. Please click here or visit www.aidatlanta.org & click the volunteer link, then click the link “Sign Up Online” and fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.