March 2015

Passages -- Looking Back

Passages February -- February's cold has given way to the start of a great Spring! Passages is busy planning our next Prom, slated for Saturday, May 9th. More details are below - please spread the word. Looking back to a bitterly cold February, Passages took delivery of a great piece of donated art and continued delivering weekly services to LGBT youth in Kansas City. A little known fact is that Passages frequently provide services outside of Wednesday nights by answering email and phone calls from parents, guardians and youth in-need. For example, for our Trans youth who are looking to navigate mental and physical health resources in Kansas City Passages provide referrals to professionals in the community. How can you help Passages -- just share our story with a couple of your friends this month.

Have you signed up? Passages is continuing the campaign to sign-up 50 supporters who 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.

Board Members
Jason Webb - Accenture, Board Chair
Bob Bair - Sprint
Carl Bennum - Deloitte
Jason Boman - SquaredJ Creative
Don Carrel - author, My Dream to Trample AIDS
Damon Jones - Cerner
Sara Wood - People's Bank

Passages Wednesday Night 3/11 - with Grinder's Pizza -- Visit Passages this evening for a great night with donated pizza from Grinders. Open to youth ages 14-20.

Passages Wednesday Night 3/18 with the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project - KCAVP will be onsite and Passages volunteers will make a great meal. Checkout our Facebook page for tonight's topic and more details.

Passages Wednesday Night 3/25 - Join the Passages' volunteers for a great dinner. Make new friends, access Passages numerous resources, and hang out in the lounge.

Passages Wednesday Night 4/1 -- Join our great volunteer facilitators. Come have dinner, meet new friends, and learn about our discussion topic for the evening.

Passages Wednesday Night 3/11 - with Grinder's Pizza -- Visit Passages this evening for a great night with donated pizza from Grinders. Open to youth ages 14-20.

Passages 10th Annual Prom -- Zombie Prom -- Mark your calendars! 10th Annual Prom is planned for May 9th. Stay tuned for more info!

More about Passages
Our Mission is to equip LGBT youth to become aware of and comfortable with their identities, knowledgeable of their health status and risks, and actively involved in the Kansas City community.
- We assist by partnering with community resource centers to lead discussions around coming out to help LGBT youth feel supported.
- We educate LGBT youth on dating safety, healthy relationships, and HIV and STI prevention, by providing materials not available in traditional classrooms.
- We encourage youth to remain healthy through periodic onsite STI screening and one-on-one risk assessments.
- We support LGBT youth by providing a safe, accepting, hate-free environment for them to express themselves.

Vision: A society where all youth feel safe regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression and are empowered to reach their full potential.


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