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CASHRA 2013 Dori Palmiere Peace… OUT Skye Cross. 1.About The Youth Project 2.Empowering Youth Since 1993 3.Engaging Youth- Why it works! 4.Some Stats.

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1 CASHRA 2013 Dori Palmiere Peace… OUT Skye Cross

2 1.About The Youth Project 2.Empowering Youth Since Engaging Youth- Why it works! 4.Some Stats 5.Whats next?

3 Provincial mandate Serves youth 25 and under Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Wide Range of Services

4 Support Services Individual support Referrals Resources Social support groups Ally card program Social Programs Drop-in Movie night Wilde youth Book club Queer prom Pride week activities Camp Coyote Camp Seahorse Education Services School workshops Professional Development Resources Youth workshops Resource library

5 -Its our 20th Anniversary! -We are Youth directed -Engaging Youth works!

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7 Connecting GSAs Across Nova Scotia Information and resources Stronger voice for GSAs Shared efforts and events

8 Almost 2/3 of students with LGBTQ parents reported that they feel unsafe at school. Being a member of the LGBT community is the most likely factor in attracting bullying. 1 in 5 LGBTQ students reported being physically harassed or assaulted due their sexual orientation. 70% of all students report hearing homophobic comments everyday in school 90% of Transgender youth hear transphobic comments daily or weekly from other students. LGBT youth are 3.4 times more likely to attempt suicide. 1 in 5 LGBTQ students reported being verbally harassed about their sexual orientation. Students from Schools with anti-homophobia policies are significantly more likely to agree that their school administration is supportive of GSAs Some Stats!

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