Coming up: Fall Training!
OUT Maine’s Program Director Sue Campbell will be offering full-day and half-day trainings throughout the state of Maine. The half-day training is titled Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Schools & Communities is three contact hours while the full day training, Best Practices for Working with LGBTQ+ Youth and Families While Navigating Ethical Challenges, is seven contact hours.
The first training will be September 26th and 27th at River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition in Rumford, Maine.
October 25th she will head down to the Topsham Public Library to offer one full-day training.
She will return to Oxford County November 14th and 15th at the Paris Fire Station in South Paris.
Discounts are available for educators, government employees, and nonprofits. For the Rumford and South Paris trainings there are further discounts for those who live and/or work in Oxford County.
Thank you to PRIDE Month Donors!
OUT Maine recently received generous donations from Maine businesses Hello Sailor and The Portland Westin. These businesses ran promotions during PRIDE Month (June) to raise money for OUT Maine. Thank you for your generosity and for supporting Maine's LGBTQ youth!
Thank you Mid Coast Community Chorus
Thanks to the generosity of Midcoast Community Chorus’ (MCC) June beneficiary concert, Spheres, OUT Maine’s statewide work supporting and empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth has stronger local community support.
Each year, the MCC generously donates a portion of its concert proceeds to an area nonprofit. This year, OUT Maine was chosen from over a dozen organizations applying for support. The generous gift continues to grow, as MCC members spread the word about the OUT Maine and the challenges facing LGBTQ youth and help the organization make more community connections.
OUT Maine is very grateful for this support – it takes all of us in the midcoast area to make our communities welcoming and affirming to LGBTQ youth! Special thanks to Board Chair Mim Bird, Artistic Director Steve Weston, Linda Leach and Beth Davis for all of their help and support!