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Review for True Colors, Inc., Hartford, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

True Colors is a group that has embraced the LGBTQI kids that get lost in the system. Few existing social organizations are able to fund or support programs where kids are labeled anything other than what society wants them to be. Many church groups can't handle LGBTQI youth because they have a need to change kids to what the church wants them to be, and when they can't- youth are cast away for having the courage to be themselves. True Colors embraces the youth of it's program. No one is told to be anything except themselves. The ability True Colors staff has to see each individual and treat their soul amazes me. If I had to name the number one service they provide- it would be acceptance tied with Love for first place. I decided to become a mentor for this very reason. I am impressed with the amount of community outreach True Colors does, from School GSA's, (which I might add provided youth with scholarship opportunities and information), to an amazing (yearly) national conference, to a variety of arts, entertainment, and spiritual groups. It is an honor to volunteer with this group!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the youth that have grown emotionally, spiritually and who now have hope in their future.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

What I've learned from staff, other volunteers and interns and what the kids share. The conference. To see so many youth, for some of them, the only days they can be themselves.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, dedicated, knowledgeable, hip. These people know what they are doing! There just isn't enough of them!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Organize groups across the country and create a more accepting and loving place for LGBTQI youth in society.

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Role:  Volunteer & Mentor, conference, office volunteer.