TRUE Mentors PRIDE

As PRIDE month comes to a close, we here at TRUE Mentors want to take a moment to extend our deepest appreciation for our LGBTQ+ participants, volunteers, and community partners who enrich all of our programs. We have greatly enjoyed our PRIDE activities and lessons incorporated into our June enrichment programs.

TRUE Mentors is dedicated to creating a safe, inclusive space for the entire community. Why is it so important that we stand with our LGBTQ+ participants?

Facts about LGBTQ+ Youth:

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth people with LGBTQ+ youth being 4x more likely to serious contemplate suicide.

34% reported being bullied on school property, 28% report being bullied online

42% living in communities that do not accept them

92% of LGBTQ+ youth report seeing negative messaging about being LGBTQ+

18% of LGBTQ+ youth have been victims of sexual violence

The June 15th SCOTUS decision is an exceptional opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the LGBTQ+ community.

Learn about the history of PRIDE

Here are some resources for educating Youth on PRIDE and other LGBTQ+ topics

YouTube also has a great collection of PRIDE lessons for youth

Billy Nye on the Gender Spectrum

Resources for parents of LGBTQ+ Youth:

https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth-resources.htm#family

https://pflag.org/

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

https://hmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2020-HMI-Brochure-Digital-Download.pdf

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