Campus Pride for the second year partners with the National Black Justice Coalition for HBCU outreach; Over $20,000 in scholarship assistance funding available to attend Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy for LGBTQ youth leaders; Apply online now at CampusPride.org/Money
(Charlotte, NC) – Campus Pride launches outreach effort to fund LGBTQ youth leaders from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) such as Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges & Universities (TCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) to attend Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy this July 14-19, 2015 in Charlotte, NC. The organization has partnered with the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) for specific outreach to HBCUs and is utilizing its student leader network to broaden access to other MSIs. Apply online now at CampusPride.org/Money.
“Building LGBTQ leadership capacity for youth of color, especially at HBCUs, is tantamount to the future. We must deepen our commitment to transform campus culture and institutional support for LGBTQ youth of color issues,” said Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride. “We are excited about this funding as well as our ongoing partnership with NBJC.”
Campus Pride partnered with NBJC last year to increase involvement of students of color at Camp Pride and to build leadership opportunities for HBCU youth leaders. The partnership is an extension of working for the past three years together with Campus Pride’s Stop The Hate training. Funding has been given to Campus Pride for the second year through the David Bohnett Foundation and individual donors for increasing involvement by youth of color, specifically MSI leaders. Based on Campus Pride’s 2010 national college climate study, LGBTQ students of color, especially trans youth of color, are more likely to consider leaving their campus as a result of harassment and negative climate issues.
In its ninth year, the Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy is the premier college student leadership training. NBJC staff will be featured guest workshop presenters and deliver a keynote again this year at Camp Pride. The camp advocates for LGBT equality within an intersectional social justice framework. Youth leaders who attend camp implement action plans to improve safety and inclusion on campus and in local communities the subsequent year.
Scholarships help students every year who may not have the institutional support or resources to attend Camp Pride otherwise. Youth can apply now online at CampusPride.org/Money or contact Campus Pride for more information by phone at 704-277-6710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations for scholarships can also be made online at CampusPride.org/Donate.
Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups building future leaders and safer, more LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The organization provides resources and services to thousands of college students and nearly 1400 campuses annually. Learn more online at www.CampusPride.org.
National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism and homophobia, and envisions a world where all people are fully-empowered to participate safely, openly and honestly in family, faith and community, regardless of race, class, gender identity or sexual orientation. Learn more online at www.NBJC.org