The Youth Working Group at the DC Center for the LGBT Community is proud to announce it has awarded $750 in grants to three LGBTQ youth groups. The recipients are the Anacostia Senior High School Gay Straight Alliance, the Paint Branch High School Gender & Sexuality Alliance, and The Future Foundation’s Six Color Support Circle.
The students at Paint Branch High School appreciate that the mini grant will enable them to plan a new event, Let’s Go Be Together! (LGBT!). Their vision for the event is a fair, designed by and for LGBTQIA+ teens, where they can celebrate diversity, and encourage companionship among middle and high school GSAs in Montgomery County.
The students at Anacostia Senior High School look forward to using the funds to create posters, flyers and badges with their new logo, to purchase snacks for their meetings, and to cover miscellaneous field trip expenses so they can attend a SMYAL or youth pride event.
The Six Color Support Circle, a group led by The Future Foundation for LGBTQI youth ages 13-21, has presented a variety of successful events, from co-hosting Youth Pride to their recent Ugly Sweater Winter Social. They are excited to use the grant to create flyers so they can enhance their outreach and serve even more youth in 2019.
Congratulations to all of the 2019 mini grant recipients!