Connecting With Pride is a group for LGBTQ+ youth ages 11-18. (Younger folks are welcome!)
Connecting With Pride meets both every Wednesday at 5pm at Kaiser Permanente in Baldwin Park.
Kaiser Permanente's Educational Outreach Program and the SGV LGBTQ Center have teamed up to provide local LGBTQ+ youth, ages 11-18 with homework help, community, snacks, and art therapy. Bring your supplies (or use some of ours) and join us on this new venture into Baldwin Park.
Contact: Jessica Amaya - firstname.lastname@example.org, Sara Acevedo - email@example.com
Place: 4141 Maine Ave. Baldwin Park
Date & Time: Every Wednesday at 5pm
Attending Connecting With Pride for the first time can be a really scary thing. After all, this might be your very first ‘gay’ event. You will meet people different from yourself, people who look like all the colors in our gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer rainbow. You will also meet people just like you. Everyone is willing to let you be yourself. Everyone will accept you as who you are. Connecting With Pride is a safe place to be who you are whether it means you're questioning or you identify as LGBTQ+.
Besides being safe, you are coming to a place where we have fun, where you get to meet people from all over the SGV and where you can make friends. So, just so you know what to expect, here’s what happens:.
Once you come in the door, you will be greeted by a member of the Youth Steering Committee. They will go over the rules with you, and ask you to sign a copy of those rules. They will show you where the snacks and restrooms are located. Then they will introduce you to the other attendees.
OK, you might be too shy to want to talk to anyone the first time (or the first few times) and that’s OK. You can sit and watch until you are comfortable. No one will make you hang out with anyone else. No one will make you participate in any activity you don’t want to do. No one will make you do anything you don’t want to do.
The first hour is the social hour. We hang out, have a water and a snack.
The second hour is the program hour. We have a different program every time.
So, come to a Connecting with Pride. You don’t have to be alone.
For questions please contact Jessica Amaya - firstname.lastname@example.org, Sara Acevedo - email@example.com