Category Archives: Youth

National Mentoring Campaign for Black Male Students

In an effort to strengthen a community and build up a new generation of achievers; the Black, Gifted and Whole Foundation aims to inspire social change with the launch of their HBCU Scholarship Ambassador Program, where selected students will receive financial support and mentoring throughout their college matriculation. The goal of this program is to create a structure equipped with […]

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Unjust: LGBTQ Youth Incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System

Unjust: LGBTQ Youth Incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System

Unjust: LGBTQ Youth Incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System examines how LGBTQ youth who are incarcerated in juvenile detention and correctional facilities face bias in adjudication, and mistreatment and abuse in confinement facilities. LGBTQ youth also lack supportive services when leaving the criminal and juvenile justice systems, often forcing them back into negative interactions with law enforcement. Given that nearly […]

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Apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship

Point Foundation

Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training. The Application Cycle for 2017-2018 Point Foundation Scholarship will take place from November 1, 2016 through January 30th, 2017. Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship   […]

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New DOE Guidance Provides Help for Homeless Youth

DOE Guidance on Homeless Youth

The Department of Education has released a new guidance with recommendations to assure homeless youth have equal access to educational opportunities.   The document will help school make sure they are in compliance with the Every Student Succeed Act. The guidance also acknowledges youth of color and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are dispraportionately impacted by […]

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Talking about Suicide and LGBT Populations

Center for American Progress: Talking about Suicide and LGBT Youth

In the past few years we’ve seen more awareness in our community about suicide and LGBT populations, especially LGBT Youth.   Studies like the Youth Risk Behavior Survey -when LGBT data is collected by some states at the local level –  have consistently shown that LGBT Youth are at higher risk for ‘suicidal ideation’ (suicidal thoughts).  This is largely due to minority stress which […]

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NCAA: Divest From Campuses Requesting Discriminatory Religious Title IX Waivers

#GiveBackIX

Led by Campus Pride and Soulforce, a coalition of over 70 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ), sports, religious and youth advocacy groups have signed on to a letter calling on NCAA to divest from all religious-based institutions who have made Title IX requests to discriminate against LGBTQ youth.  The NCAA has long held as core values a commitment to […]

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