February 2013


Passages -- Looking Back

Passages January -- What a good start to the new year! Passages continues to make progress with Out, Proud, and Healthy of Missouri on a smoking cessation grant that will focus services towards the LGBT community in Kansas City, with Passages a venue to reach LGBT youth. Additionally, Passages will soon be published on GuideStar via the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation -- offering full transparency to our programs and financials. Additionally we would like to thank several supporters who have enabled our mission to continue, including the Hallmark Foundation. Please continue to help us talk about our mission to your colleagues, friends, and family.

Passages recently kicked off a campaign to sign-up 50 community members willing to donate $20/month. Visit www.kcpassages.org and use the Subscribe option to enable PayPal to manage the monthly contribution -- and thank you for your support!





How can you support Passages?

Consider making
a donation to Passages
to make an immediate impact in
supporting our mission.
Passages is transparent about its
budget, operating on ~$1,000 per month.

www.kcpassages.org

Or, share our newsletter,
tell your friends and colleagues
about Passages' mission
in our community.
Join Our Email List


Or, we're always looking
for motivated, and passionate
volunteers or community executives
to serve on our Board.
Email us to learn more.



Passages -- Some of Our Upcoming Events

Passages Wednesday Night 2/13 -- w/ a Special Guest and Grinder's Pizza -- Join Tami Greenburg, VP of Stategy Development for United Way of Greater KC, as she leads an informal discussion over dinner on her personal and professional journey, from coming out to raising kids. Open to youth 14-20, parents/guardians welcome.



Passages Wednesday Night 2/20 with the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project -- KCAVP will be onsite and Passages volunteers will cook up a great meal. Learn about healthy relationships, online dating safety, and other great discussion topics.


Passages Wednesday Night 2/27 Missouri Gay Rodeo Association - Join the MGRA for a great dinner. Make new friends, access Passages numerous resources, hang out in the lounge, and maybe learn a bit about the rodeo.


Passages Wednesday Night 3/6 with Synergy Services -- Synergy Services brings pizza and presents relevant and timely content. Come have dinner and get engaged.


For more info about Passages visit:
www.kcpassages.org, or
facebook.com/kcpassages
.


What is Passages?

Passages is the Kansas City metro's only center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexed, and Ally youth (LGBTQIA) and is a 501c3 charitable organization. Operating now for 23 years, Passages offers a safe, hate-free, drug-free environment for ages 14-20 on Wednesday nights. Our volunteers are LGBT community members with diverse personal and professional backgrounds willing to share our experiences. Moreover, Passages has a wealth of unique resources, such as: our computer lab with filtered 'net access, an LGBT-focused library of books and current periodicals, health and clinic materials / referrals, access to partnering organizations to assist with at-risk situations (homelessness, hunger, abuse, etc.) -- resources not available in a traditional public-school classroom. We are operated exclusively by volunteers and supported by community donations.

 

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