June 25, 2012
My work with Campus Pride, Inc. has truly changed my life. I started volunteering with the Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp in 2010 and had an amazing experience. An experience that opened my eyes to the challenges and opportunities that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQIA) students can face while attending a college. The Summer Leadership Camp provides undergraduate (and now administrators and advisors) with the skills, tools, and know-how to create change on their college campuses and within their local communities. This will be my third year volunteering at the Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp and I am still amazed at the great work that is done by this organization and its staff and volunteers. Campus Pride, Inc. has also been an invaluable resource. My college won the bid to host a regional conference for LGBTQIA youth and Campus Pride, Inc. not only sponsored the event but the organization also sent resource and people-power to help us coordinate and create a phenomenal conference for over 500 participants and over 1,000 community members. I will never forget the faces of the students at Camp who felt accepted and validated by this organization. Campus Pride, Inc. allows students to celebrate who they are. Campus Pride, Inc. works for those who have felt invisible all their lives and empowers young people to embrace their differences and to be change-agents who work tirelessly to protect others and create campuses and communities that are safe, inclusive, and have the capacity to care for and serve all students regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. The work that Campus Pride, Inc. does is incredible. This organization is truly an inspiration and I am so proud to be included as a volunteer and to be affiliated with a not-for-profit that gives back to others and works to make higher education and the world at large a better place for LGBTQIA youth.
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