Personalize this sample email to send to friends and families on #Givingtuesday
Tuesday, November 29th is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving. This year, I'm dedicating my Giving Tuesday to stop homophobic bullying in schools. LGBTQ students are almost twice as likely to endure bullying. More than 40% of sexual minority students have seriously considered suicide and 29% reported attempting suicide in the past year. This is especially significant given the post-election climate, when minorities across the country are living in fear of emboldened bullies.
Teachers are in an ideal position to change these statistics, but they rarely step up at the moments that matter most. According to GLSEN, 50% of teachers report having never taken any steps to support LGBTQ student safety.
For over a decade, ENCOMPASS/Western Justice Center has offered cutting-edge training programs that empower California educators to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth. The Creating-Bias Free Classrooms program uses live, improvisational theater to equip educators to build inclusive learning environments for students targeted by homophobia. This is one of the programs that makes me proud to be a board member at Western Justice Center.
ENCOMPASS/Western Justice Center has reached over 2,500 California teachers, to date. Will you help us reach 2,500 more?
Donate at https://goto.gg/2948 and then share with your friends and family about your contribution.