April 2014

Passages -- Looking Back

Passages March -- Our Board continues to hear excitement and encouragement with our 2013 Annual Report. Moreover, over the past several months attendance is averaging nearly 15 youth a week. The safe and welcoming space makes delivery of critical health and safety information possible - with your continued support. We look forward to maintaining momentum and always appreciate when you help tell Passages' story to friends and colleagues.

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


Or, share our newsletter,
tell your friends and colleagues
about Passages' mission
in our community.
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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
Amanda Green - Cerner
Damon Jones - Cerner
Sara Wood - People's Bank

Passages -- Upcoming Events

Passages Wednesday Night 4/9 - 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 4/16 with the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project - KCAVP will be onsite and Passages volunteers will make a great meal. Learn about healthy relationships, online dating safety, and other great discussion topics.

Passages Wednesday Night 4/23 - Join the Passages' volunteers for a great dinner. Make new friends, access Passages numerous resources, and hang out in the lounge.

Passages Wednesday Night 4/30 with KC CARE Clinic -- The KC CARE Clinic will lead an informal discussion about health and wellness topics. Free onsite STI/HIV testing is also available, as well as individualized risk assessments.

Passages Wednesday Night 5/7 with Synergy Services -- Synergy Services brings pizza and presents relevant and timely content. Come have dinner and get engaged.

Passages Wednesday Night 5/14 -- Grinders 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 10th Annual Prom 5/17 -- Mark your calendars for Saturday May 17th from 6:30 to 11pm for Passages' 10th Annual Prom event. Free, with dinner included, and open to ages 14-20. Bring a Photo ID and watch Facebook for more details!

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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