Programs available for today’s LGBT youth

By |2018-01-16T10:55:33-05:00November 30th, 2006|Opinions|

TodayÕs generation of ÒGLBT youthÓ are not only younger, theyÕre facing a very different world than the generations that paved the way before them. At Triangle Foundation we are privileged to have the opportunity to work with these amazing individuals every day, and we applaud Chris Azzopardi and the team at Between The Lines for bringing to light these important members of our community with ÒHatred in the Halls.Ó
Triangle FoundationÕs Youth Initiatives Program strives to empower GLBT youth to do what they have proven they are capable of doing, make an impact on the world around them. Our efforts to provide them with the tools they need and create safe places for them to thrive are based on input we receive directly from the youth themselves.
From facilitating trainings for middle school teachers to educating youth-serving professionals in agencies across the state, Triangle is working to eliminate the Òhatred in the hallsÓ and beyond.
TriangleÕs groundbreaking Camping.OUT summer youth camp was developed by youth and continues to mature and thrive under their guidance.
Within the coming months we will be launching another new youth initiative, again based on ideas directly from youth, which will connect GLBT youth with one another and with the resources they need to develop their community leadership skills. Schools.OUT will be an online communication tool for K-12 GLBT student leaders to talk directly with each other. Generation.OUT Online will be a web site for youth – by youth.
This work is possible thanks to the generosity of TriangleÕs supporters and the youth who, as Chris put it so well, have the guts many of us wish we had at their age.
Greg Varnum
Youth Initiatives Coordinator
Triangle Foundation

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Between The Lines has been publishing LGBTQ-related content in Southeast Michigan since the early '90s. This year marks the publication's 27th anniversary.