LGBTQ+

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Youth

Goal: $250, Stretch: $500

Campaign:

ORG INFO

We are two students from KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate who, supported by wonderful families and amazing teachers, are trying to make a positive change in our community. Donations are not tax deductible. 

PROBLEM

Growing up is challenging for everyone, but being scared to be honest about who you are  with your community makes it even harder. 

Many amazing activists have made it possible for the LGBTQ+ community to be proud and feel safer, but there is still a long way to go. We want to be part of the next push towards life, liberty and justice for all. 

 

SOLUTION

Our idea is to "host" an online challenge where KIPP high school students (from any KIPP high school) submit "expressions" about LGBTQ+. This could be about the history, the struggles, the experience, the culture, the friendships, the joys...anything connected to LGBTQ+. It just has to be in digital form. 

Any LGBTQ+ KIPP high schooler or ally is eligible to participate. Submissions will be judged first by the organizers, with the 10 finalists judged by a panel of adult judges for creativity, passion, excellence and bravery.  

 

THEORY OF CHANGE

It's simple: Being public and joyful about our support of LGBTQ+ youth communicates a community's support for them being themselves. Seeing submissions will help LGBTQ youth know that they are not alone. And lastly, having an challenge like this, where there is a chance to win cash is exciting. This excitement is part of the change.  

 

Impact Metrics & Benchmarks

We are going to measure how many people participate, how many people donate, how much we raise, how many views and shares our videos get (Pitch and Impact Video) and we are going to do some interviews. 

 

Team, Partners & Advisors

We are currently looking for additional Partners and Advisors: 

A 501c3 "fiscal sponsor"

Advisors with experience in activism.

Media Partners help us spread the word. 

Art Partners help us reward our donors. 

Food Partners help our stay energized while we work. 

Please contact us through SparkUs

 

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Advocacy Teacher, KALC

Ms. Osgood

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Vice-Principal, KALC

Mr. Peters

Administration / Budget / Timeline

Submissions will be accepted via this form link until the Sept. 20th, 2019. Round 1 judging will commence immediately, with Round 2 judging finishing late September/early October. 

 

Rewards / Volunteer

Artist Rebecca Friedman has donated this cute Orange Squid on Driftwood of artwork for our biggest donor.

While we are not looking for volunteers at the moment we would welcome your help in getting the word out about this challenge.

UPDATES

This is where we will post updates:)​ 

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