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Empowering Central Ohio’s Trans Youth

Empowering Central Ohio’s Trans Youth
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A national survey by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network found that 75 percent of transgender youth feel unsafe at school. The need for a program like Genderscope, at Kaleidoscope Youth Center, is imperative, as many of these youths face daily struggles. 

“Michael attends Genderscope for trans and gender-nonconforming youth every Tuesday evening where he receives complete acceptance, understanding, and love. It’s his safe place… I can say without a doubt that my son’s life has been saved by KYC…”  ” — Robin Boggs, Parent of a Genderscope Youth.

In the summer of 2017, Genderscope expanded from one to two nights a week due to the increase in attendance and the desire to reach as many youth as possible. KYC also recently hired a fulltime Trans Outreach Coordinator. 

This Better Together project will provide necessary funding to Genderscope so that more youth who are seeking guidance and resources will be served. 

Learn more and give now. Let’s be Better Together!

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