BENEFITING: Outright Vermont
ORGANIZER: Outright Vermont
EVENT DATE: May 26, 2013
This my first year running for Outright. After over a nine month hiatus from running (that sweet little boy in my profile picture is the reason why), my running shoes and I are getting reacquainted. And, what better motivation to drag myself out of bed after being up for a good part of the night with a newborn than raising money for a fabulous organization like Outright?
The Mission of Outright is to build safe, healthy, and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth (ages 13-22). Their goal is to make Vermont the safest, most supportive and empowering state for queer youth in the United States of America.
Outright’s organizing strategy is based on a youth empowerment, social change model that tells us that youth power is an essential element in the fight for equal rights. They describe youth empowerment in two parts – providing the safe space and resources so that youth can do the heavy lifting themselves and adjusting the fundamental power dynamics so that their hard work can achieves results.
Thank you for your support!
Click here to visit the Outright Vermont Website.