|Hope & help for gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender students from religious educational institutions.|
coming out guide to be distributed free to school counselors
Massive outreach begins to school counselors
Seattle WA – HeartStrong, Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of its Youth Empowerment Project. The first stage of the Youth Empowerment Project is specifically to public and nonreligious private schools. Outreach to religious schools begins in September 2011.
HeartStrong is a nonprofit social justice organization which provides support and advocacy services to GLBT students in religious schools worldwide.
Through www.heartstrong.org/HeartStrong/yep.html and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/youthempowermentproject, anyone can participate in this landmark effort by providing information on school counselor’s and other public/private school educator’s who should receive this crucial educational information. Some recipients will receive the information via snail mail on disc while other will receive the all digital outreach materials in their email boxes.
The project’s educator/counselor digikit will include an educator/counselor's guide, a copy of the modern coming out guide, “It’s Not About You: Understanding Coming Out & Self-Acceptance” and access to other valuable materials regarding issues surrounding gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth.
“I am so excited to be part of this project,” Marc Adams says. “With the unbelievable volume of bullying incidents in public, private and religious schools and the absurd number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth being pushed onto the streets, something has to change. I believe the Youth Empowerment Project is a tremendous opportunity to address this crisis.”
“We are making it so easy for every school counselor and educator to receive this information at no cost to them,” Adams continues. “In these times, it is much easier to distribute information and we are acting on that ease.”
HeartStrong's Youth Empowerment Project
tracts are free to GSA's, PFLAG chapters, UU congregations and others.
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Perfect for info tables, pride festivals, and any other place. They are a non confrontational way to leave a positive message for someone.
Each tract has a powerful message on the front and a brief message on the back with space for your group's info.
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Our educator/counselor digikits distribution has begun! You can help make it all possible today.
Simply send the name and contact information of any school counselor, including the school and location they work at.
We'll make sure the counselor's get added to our list for distribution.
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