The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation’s 2015 Award Recipient: YETA Youth
The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce that the Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County has been awarded a grant through the Foundation’s Community Partners program for the fourth quarter of 2015. Based out of the city of Santa Ana, the YETA Youth Program is a coalition of LGBTQ youth leaders from throughout Orange County, CA.
YETA’s primary focus is in the areas of advocacy, activism, and education. YETA directly serves more than 1,500 LGBTQ youth each year and pays special attention to HIV prevention, stress reduction, improved coping skills and self-esteem, and providing safe and supportive environments for one another. Funding from The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation will allow YETA to increase their number of weekly meetings, create youth-oriented events such as “Queer Prom” and annual “Youth Convening,” establish stronger ties with local schools and their Gay-Straight Alliances, and allow The Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County to continue to advocate for the needs of LGBTQ youth in Orange County.
Read more about the Gay & Lesbian Service Center at: www.lgbtcenteroc.org/
The MENTOR Network’s Community Partners are change agents within human services that are either delivering innovative care or developing new ideas and models for doing so. They are results oriented, leveraging resources and knowledge to positively impact individuals and communities and transform society’s vision of and approach to its most vulnerable members.
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