Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
CASHRA 2013 Dori Palmiere Peace… OUT Skye Cross
1.About The Youth Project 2.Empowering Youth Since Engaging Youth- Why it works! 4.Some Stats 5.Whats next?
Provincial mandate Serves youth 25 and under Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Wide Range of Services
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
Connecting GSAs Across Nova Scotia Information and resources Stronger voice for GSAs Shared efforts and events
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!