Learn About Yourself and Others. Meet New Friends. Gain Confidence. Learn How to Help Teach Educators about LGBTQ+ Youth Issues. Help Improve the Quality of LGBTQ+ Youth School Experiences
YOU are the Change!
WHEN: To be announced pending safe gathering guidelines.
8:45 AM – 5:15 PM
Attendees must be present for the entire time
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
A second Saturday follow-up is required from noon-3:30 Date TBA
WHERE: To be announced
WITH: Lisa La Monica, High School Counselor, and Youth Speaker Trainer
This training is intended for LGBTQ+ Youth
Registration Deadline June 8, 2020
Limited to 12 participants so act quickly!
You will be contacted directly, so please provide a private phone number or private e-mail address that works for you
What Safe School South Florida Trained Students Are Saying…
My work with Safe Schools South Florida has blessed me with a dream come true and a freedom that I could never have imagined. I have been given a voice and a chance to help heal the hurts of others with that voice. In training to tell my story, I have met some of the most beautiful people. My faith has grown so much since sharing my story. That alone, to me, is priceless. I used to be so afraid, and my pain was pent up and not to be shared. I now live a life of truth, and I am alive. Thank you, for everything :}
The experiences I have had both during the training and as a youth speaker have changed my life. I’ve come to realize that just telling your story and the experiences you have been through can change and help someone else’s life.
Training was so much fun. I was able to meet many different people and listen to their stories and hardships. It’s so amazing to see how strong they have become now. It has made me stronger because I have made awesome new friends who are there for me.
When I became a youth speaker, it was an incredible feeling to know that I might be helping the LGBTQ+ community by sharing something I have gone through.
The Youth Speaker Training is an experience that caused a breakthrough from fear to being brave in the challenge I call life.
Being emotionally drained, hopes burned and seeing everything as downfall, this program helped me pick up my head and reach into what I can be and who I truly am. I am grateful for the experience of sharing my story and I will continue to do so to the best of my ability. Working as a panelist has shown me that I have a voice and that people listen, and that I can bring change into the world in a positive direction and decrease negativity.
I am blessed.
Not only has Safe Schools South Florida (SSSF) given me the courage to share my story with educators, it has enabled me to have a voice in my community and help me realize the importance that my unique story has to offer. I am grateful to be given the opportunity to work on panels with other young people who share a similar struggle.
I can see the powerful impact my fellow youth speakers and I are making when dealing with the sometimes uncomfortable truth about being LGBTQ+. Through the work that has been done, I feel a strong calling to continue to speak to educators and frankly anyone else who is willing to lend an ear. If it was not for SSSF, I would have never seen the need for creating an organization for runaway youth, especially when it comes to the LGBTQ+ youth, a personal goal for the future.