Youth Empowerment Project launches
Seattle WA – HeartStrong, Inc., is pleased to announce
the launch of its Youth Empowerment Project. The Youth
Empowerment Project provides educator's guides to every
public, private and religious school counselor in the
HeartStrong is a nonprofit
social justice organization which provides support and
advocacy services to GLBT students in religious schools
Through www.heartstrong.org/HeartStrong/yep.html and
on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/youthempowermentproject,
anyone can participate in this landmark effort by
providing information on school counselor’s and other
public/private school educators who should receive this
crucial educational information. Some recipients will
receive the information via snail mail on disc while
other will receive the digital version of the guide 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
“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. I am thrilled that my book will be viewed by
so many people who need to read it.”
Students are also able to receive/request free outreach
materials for peer-to-peer outreach projects.
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