Two New Americorps*VISTA staff positions available at MYAN.
Do you believe in the power of youth voice? Want to connect youth and adult allies with the tools they need to work together to change their worlds?
The Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN), a program of the People’s Regional Opportunity Program, has two openings for VISTA positions starting this summer. The positions can start anywhere from mid July to mid August, depending on applicant availability. The application deadline is June 4th. For a link to more information about these positions, check out the MYAN News section on the front page of our website, http://www.myan.org.
PRYSM, or Proud Rainbow Youth of Southern Maine, is a community program of Community Counseling Center in Portland. They hold Drop-Ins for LGBTQA youth ages 22 and under every Tuesday night and the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month. There are usually between 10 and 20 youth at each Drop-In, and a staff of culturally competent volunteers who help facilitate the Drop-Ins. Our monthly events calendars are posted online at www.commcc.org.
In addition, they host an annual LGBTQA Prom each spring at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, and each year between 250 and 300 youth attend from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and even Canada. This year’s LGBTQA Prom is scheduled for Friday, May 9th, at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, and the theme is OUT Through the Decades, as decided on by the Youth Prom Committee.
Free Helplines on GLBTQ Issues
The Trevor Project Helpline
Nation’s only 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention hotline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
Fenway Community Health Toll-Free Listening Lines
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Helpline
Peer Listening Line
RBPA Scholarship applications are now being accepted. Download the application at http://rbpa.org/rbpa_scholarship_fund/ Last year two $3,000 scholarships were awarded, including one to the Freeport GSA president. Winners speak at the RBPA banquet in Portland in May.
And some links from GLSEN National:
Speak Up: The Student Newsletter