Region: New York City Metropolitan Area
Grant duration: Two Years
Goal is to build a Youth Leadership Initiative based on achieving the following outcomes: engage over 300 youth through programming, including educational, recreational and volunteer opportunities. Increase number of youth volunteers in the 2015 Heritage of Pride March, lead educational events for youth in 15 worshipping communities, expand program to include youth and clergy from other faith traditions, provide program engagement opportunities for LGBTQ homeless youth, produce two faith-based youth retreats focused on LGBTQ identity, and collaborate with I’m From Driftwood to create curriculum packages of the stories of the LGBTQ people from all over the world to be used in faith communities. Finally, gather and evaluate data on program effectiveness.