July 2012


Passages -- Looking Back

Passages June -- We again had Synergy Services, the Kansas City Anti Violence Project, and the Missouri Gay Rodeo Association onsite providing great programming and/or meals on Wednesdays in June. Thanks for your support in continuing to deliver Passages' mission of a safe & hate-free space.





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www.kcpassages.org

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


Or, our food pantry is
always in need of non-perishable
items (e.g. canned vegetables, pastas,
pasta sauces, canned proteins,
and drink mixes [Koolaid, lemonade, etc.]).



Passages at PFLAG 7/8 -- Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays Kansas City chapter invited Passages to present a program at their monthly meeting. A Passages' board member attended and provided insight on our mission, who we serve, services provided, and how the organization operates. The opportunity to inform, educate, and converse about how critical Passages' mission is to the community was great -- we certainly appreciated the chance to share the Passages' story.


Open Wednesdays and Saturdays -- Passages is open each Wednesday from 5:30 to 9pm and each Saturday from 6:30 to 11pm. Dinner is served each evening and is free. Wednesday's are more structured with a group meal and programming, for example from the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project on dating safety or from the KC Free Health Clinic. Saturday's are more social with an open dance floor, our open lounge space and computer lab, and other resources.


Passages -- Some of Our Upcoming Events

Passages Wednesday Night 7/11 with Grinder's Pizza -- Checkout the amazing pizza donated by Grinder's Pizza -- free to youth ages 14-20. Haven't been to our Wednesday night? Come down, bring a few friends, and enjoy the free food!


Passages Wednesday Night 7/18 -- Dinner with Synergy Services -- Synergy Services comes to Passages every first Wednesday with a free pizza dinner (re-scheduled for July 18th due to July 4th holiday) and hosts an LGBTQIA youth focus group.


Passages Saturday Night 7/21 -- Passages' is here to be a safe and hate-free space for youth ages 14-20. Free to enter and Photo ID required. The KC Free Health Clinic will be onsite to provide free health screening services.


Passages Wednesday Night 7/25 with MGRA -- Join the Missouri Gay Rodeo Association for a great free Wednesday night dinner. This is a chance to hang out with friends, learn a bit about the rodeo association, and utilize Passages' resources.


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


What is Passages?

Passages is the Kansas City metro's only youth center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexed, and Ally youth (LGBTQIA). Operating now for over 20 years, Passages offers a safe, hate-free, drug-free environment for youth aged 14-20 on Wednesday and Saturday 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.). We are operated exclusively by volunteers and supported by community donations.

 

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