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LGBTQ Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence is proud to support its LGBTQ community through our Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Program.

Research has consistently demonstrated that LGBTQ youth are at higher risks in a number of areas that impede healthy and safe development. We are partnering with local schools to support our LGBTQ youth by recruiting safe, responsible, and compassionate LGBTQ Volunteers to be group mentors to high school Gender and Sexuality Alliances – a safe/brave space for queer and questioning youth. Volunteers attend regular after-school meetings for 12 months and work to help their mentees achieve their goals and realize their full potential.

For additional information and details about our GSA Program, please contact:

Tim McKinney, LSW