BOWDOIN STUDENTS SUPPORT OUT AS I WANT TO BE!

August 20, 2015 

BOWDOIN STUDENTS SUPPORT OUT AS I WANT TO BE!

OUT As I Want To Be is honored to be the recipient of a $6000 Forest Foundation Grant! As part of the Denning Fellowship (which is awarded to rising Bowdoin seniors who wish to work at nonprofits over the summer), James Jelin, Alexander Thomas, Bridget Kranz, Calvin Henry, Ella Driscoll, and Ali Ragan were tasked with selecting a nonprofit in the midcoast region about which they felt passionate enough to write a Forest Foundation grant on their behalf. Rising to the top of considered nonprofits, OUT is very excited by the student-led support. The grant will go towards funding OUT’s youth leadership work. We are thrilled to be the recipient of this grant and thank these amazing students for all of their hard work!

OUT is a regional nonprofit that works to support and empower midcoast Maine LGBTQ youth. OUT staff, volunteers and youth are working to improve school climate in our schools in Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties; provide safe space for LGBTQ youth at its Rockland office and through the new Belfast drop-in program sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church; and to educate area providers about working effectively with LGBTQ youth and their families.

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