Youth OUTright needs your help!
Youth OUTright engages and supports youth to be confident, resilient and compassionate community members – and so can you, by being a donor! With the support from you, our donors, Youth OUTright WNC was able to engage with 1,107 youth at weekly programs and over 400 unique youth this year. Help us continue to grow our impact, and end the year strong!
We envision a world where all youth are empowered to reach their full potential. We connect the youth to opportunities to develop their leadership skills such as:
- Carolina Conference for Queer Youth 2018
- ASPYRE Youth Leadership Camp
- UNCA’s 2018 Queer Conference:
Prisons, Borders, and Pipelines: Toward a Queer Abolitionist Movement
- Me2We Youth Leadership Conference
By making a end-of-year donation to Youth OUTright you are empowering us to continue supporting the rising LGBTQIA+ leaders of our youth’s generation. With your support we will continue to sustain and create new platforms for our youth to express themselves, as well as create opportunities for them to develop their leadership skills to support them in becoming the confident & innovators that our community needs.
We provide information, support and resources in a safe, affirming environment. With now three weekly youth meetings as well as new monthly meet-ups and social events, such as Second Saturdays Drag Brunch, YO creates and supports a variety of inclusive spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth and families. Any amount of donation will support YO to sustain our vital programing, such as Gay-Straight-Alliance support (we currently know of at least 25 in the 18 counties), our Health and Wellness initiative, and our Art & Tech Initiative.
We believe that no youth—regardless of their sexual identity, gender expression or gender identification—should be bullied, harassed, or discriminated against because of who they are or are perceived to be. We continue to work with youth serving organizations, local schools, and private businesses to increase cultural sensitivity and acceptance of LGBTQIA+ identities.
This year we raised $3,000 to support a trans teen sent to the ER after being attacked at the mall and have been advocating to bring training to mall staff. This year’s YO Prom “Crystal Queer” had 192 Youth in attendance,with over 20+ volunteers supporting youth in a safe and fun prom held at the Double Tree Biltmore. With your donation, YO can continue provide safer, and more inclusive environments for LGBTQIA+ and allied youth to express themselves genuinely.
Where will your money go?
- $25 buys dinner for one group
- $50 helps us pay some of one of our subscriptions (QuickBooks, Little Green Light, Mailchimp)
- $100 covers internet for one month
- $250 cover one youth’s conference registration
- $900 pays rent & internet for one month
, LGBTQIA+ Youth need your support! Please take a moment to donate to Youth OUTright today. Consider sharing this letter with a community member in your network, we count on our local and regional community to help us reach both youth who need our services as well as allies and supporters of our work.
Thank you for supporting our work at Youth OUTright!