October 2012


Passages -- Looking Back

Passages September -- Looking back, we had a great back-to-school month and saw our youth settle back into to their school-year routines. Additionally, we had representatives from Synergy Services, the Kansas City Anti Violence Project, and the Missouri Gay Rodeo Association onsite during the month providing great programming and meals in September. Passages is grateful for the support of these organizations that help us deliver our mission of a safe & hate-free space. We're always appreciative of your support, which enables to continue to deliver our mission of providing a safe & hate free space while also mentoring the next generation of LGBT leaders.





How can you support Passages?

Consider making
a donation to Passages
to make an immediate impact.
Passages is transparent about it's
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.


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 -- Some of Our Upcoming Events

Passages Wednesday Night 10/10 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 10/17 -- with the Kansas City Anti Violence Project (KCAVP) -- KCAVP provides great educational content to Passages youth on topics like dating safety, dating violence, LGBT history, and many other topics that are otherwise un-addressed in standard high school classroom instruction.


Passages Wednesday Night 10/23 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.


Halloween 10/31 -- stay tuned for Passages plans for Halloween on October 31st.


Passages Wednesday Night 11/7 with Synergy Services -- Synergy Services brings pizza and presents relevant and timely content. Come have dinner and get engaged. Last month they walked through voter registration for our of-age youth, provided a full list of candidates and offices, and explained the electoral college.


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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