Youth OUTright

Region: Western North Carolina
Grant duration: Two YeArs
Amount: $20,000

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in Western North Carolina, a region that is significantly rural, need safe and welcoming school and community environments, supportive adults, and opportunities to know similar others from different schools, counties and regions. They need social events and activities, LGBT history and cultural education, access to a range of resources from welcoming and affirming faith-based institutions to queer and queer-friendly counselors and therapists – and advocates.

A grant from The Palette Fund will help Youth Outright fully implement, direct and manage the administration, development and fundraising, communications and marketing, programming, and evaluation and assessment components of the GSA and Schools Outreach program.