True Colors: What Does Mentoring Look Like for LGBTQ Youth?
JUNE 14, 2020, 12:00PM – 1:00PM EST
Every day, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth in the United States face injustice in schools, danger in their homes, or uncertainty on the streets. Consider the following examples:
- Nearly a quarter of LGBTQ students report being physically attacked in school
- Young people who come out to their parents are vulnerable to rejection and are at an increased risk of victimization with significant long-term health consequences
- Between 20 percent and 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBTQ, meaning that hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ children and young adults are living on the streets each year
This webinar will elevate the importance of empowering LGBTQ youth to achieve their full potential—despite the obstacles often put before them—to make a significant impact on society.
- Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan, Executive Director, Youth Mentoring Action Network, Author, Critical Mentoring