Welcome to A.L.O.T
This website is the public face of an ongoing project, Bronx Youth As Partners in Community-Based Participatory Research (B.Y.A.P.). The lead decision-makers on this project, A.L.O.T. (Albert’s Leaders of Tomorrow), are a group of Bronx teenagers aged 14-19 working with a team of specialists in the field and the Bronx community. We are also partnering with a Coalition of 62 agencies serving Bronx and NYC youth. We are funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH – Principal Investigator: Laurie J. Bauman, Ph.D.
Our mission is to prevent and reduce mental health and other health disparities among Black African American and Latino adolescents in the Bronx.
How We Achieve Our Mission
We use community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches to promote positive mental health and youth development by raising awareness, reducing stigma, educating, helping identify, and increasing youth-friendly services in the community; and to address specific factors that contribute to mental health and other health problems in Bronx Black African American and Latino teens.