13th Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference

Comprehensive Approaches to Healthier Communities

Jax Sugars

Jax Sugars received his Bachelor’s in Forensic Science with an emphasis in Biology from Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU). He currently works as the Program Coordinator for TEEN’MPower, which is a program focused on HIV prevention and community building for LGBTQ+ youth, ages 13-18, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jax is also a Board Member of the Albuquerque Chapter of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network), and a speaker and presenter for the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico. Jax’s goal is to promote a strong community of LGBTQ+ youth and allies who can gain support from their peers, where youth can educate and promote safer sex practices within their peer groups, and to provide a safe place for LGBTQ+ youth to gather, learn, and grow together as a community.