L.Y.F.E. - LGBT YOUTH FINDING EXCELLENCE
Strong Mentors + Advocacy + Education = Successful LGBT Youth
Our formula is simple, but if you are an LGBT youth, your path isn’t so simple. Many LGBT youth in school, communities, foster care, in juvenile facilities, and living on street face unspeakable hardships. For many the act of coming out could literally death or the torture of conversion therapy, even more youth are out of their homes due to abuse, neglect, and out of school due to bullying. While gay and transgender teens make up only 5 to 7 percent of the total youth population, they represent an estimated 13 to 15 percent of the population of young people involved with the nation’s juvenile justice system. ~Juvenile Justice: Advancing the Research, Policy, and Practice~ Epsilon Xi Gamma, Inc. is committed to advocacy and mentoring for OUR youth, to give them a chance at a future and become the leaders we need.
How the program works
Step 1: School Adoption & Self-Identification
We identify schools in inner city, economically disadvantaged, and largely of color youth to bring resources, education, and mentoring through positive interactions and leaders within the LGBTQ community
Step 2: A Way OUT!
Through our after school or weekend workshops we provide a curriculum designed to address the day to day issues of LGBTQ students as well as prepare them for life after high school
Step 3: Mentoring
Students are given opportunities to speak to mental health, career readiness, and life coaches all empowered and educated on LGBTQ success!
If you’re an LGBT youth in need of assistance CONTACT us. Take the first step in reclaiming your life and creating success for you!