March 2013

Passages -- Looking Back

Passages February -- February marked another milestone for Passages as our listing on GuideStar was made live on the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation's website!. Moreover, Passages just had a great joint event on Saturday March 9th with Perform Out KC. POKC provides arts outreach to LGBT youth and Passages provides critical health and educational information. We are excited to start a great complimentary dialogue. Please continue to help us talk about our mission to your colleagues, friends, and family.

Passages is continuing our campaign to sign-up 50 community members willing to donate $20/month. Visit 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.

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 3/13 -- Grinder's Pizza -- Open to youth 14-20, parents/guardians welcome. We will have an informal discussion group over dinner so come to Passages, make new friends and hangout in the lounge.

Passages Wednesday Night 3/20 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.

SPECIAL EVENT: Open House & Hamburger Mary's Charity Bingo - 3/27 - Passages will host a community open house on Wednesday 3/27 from 6 to 7 PM. Haven't seen our space? Plan to stop by and a take a walk-through. Talk with our volunteers and understand our mission. Afterwards, come with us to Hamburger Mary's for Charity Bingo Night starting at 8 PM -- all benefiting Passages! For more info, visit the Facebook events for the Open House and Bingo Night.

Passages Wednesday Night 4/3 with Synergy Services -- Synergy Services brings pizza and presents relevant and timely content. Come have dinner and get engaged.

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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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