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Lend a Hand: Needs Assessment Survey for Make it Better

Make It Better 4 Youth has endeavored to provide safe, open, and fun events and opportunities for LGBTQ identified students and their allies. We need your input going forward. Please take a few minutes to helps us by participating in a short survey. We need to know what we already do for you and what we can do for you going forward.
Three different surveys can be taken from these links: one for parents, one for students, and one for concerned community members and educators.

STUDENT SURVEY

PARENT SURVEY

COMMUNITY SURVEY

Questions?
info@makeitbetter4youth.org

Stay in touch with us!
Are you an adviser to a GSA in your school or institution? Do yo know someone who is? Do you want to start one and wish to talk to others who have some experience? Our network of GSA leaders and advisers are available for your questions and to lend a hand. Give us a shout:
info@makeitbetter4youth.org

Want to host an event or help the Consortium?
Do you have an idea for an event that will benefit LGBTQI students? Are you a business or individual who would like to donate products or services for upcoming events? Please let us know!
info@makeitbetter4youth.org

May 10th 2013: GAYLA! 3rd Annual GSA Prom

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The 3rd Annual GSA Prom
May 10, 7-10pm
Location: Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
74 Ridge Road, Rumson NJ
$20, payable in advance or at the door
Cash, Check or Money Order to Make it Better for Youth

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Event information or questions?
Contact Kate Okeson, prom@makeitbetter4youth.org

Students are to be picked up no later than 10:15 pm.

Students attending please do one of the following:
Fill in the form below and submit or follow GAYLA permission slip to fill out, sign and bring to the dance.

Breaking the Silence : Celebrating our Voices

breaking-silence-imageJoin Make it Better for Youth on Friday, April 19th as we “Break the Silence” together. All across the country, youth in schools participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence, which is a student-lead initiative to bring attention to and end bullying, name calling and other egregious acts against LGBTQ youth. This April, to end Day of Silence, we invite everyone – students, parents, community members – to break the silence together and to lift up LGBTQ voices!  Please join us and welcome performers who have crafted a special program as we celebrate together.

Event: Breaking the Silence, Celebrating Our Voices
Featuring performance by the NJ Gay Men’s Chorus, a reading with poet Kailynn Barbour, and more! Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, Lincroft 7pm, $5 suggested donation.

GSA Film Screening: How to Survive a Plague

rfh-gsa-how-to-survive-a-plague-250We are VERY excited to be screening the documentary How To Survive a Plague on Friday, March 15th.
All students, educators, and community members are invited to join us for the film and a pre&post talk with Ron Goldberg, ACT UP member and contributor to the documentary.

The film screening will be on Friday, March 15th at 6pm at Rumson-Fair Haven High School. The event is free, but Make it Better for Youth will be accepting donations for their upcoming programs.   We hope to see you all there!

Documentary Film Screening and Talk
How to Survive a Plague screening with Q&A by activist Ron Goldberg
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Auditorium, 74 Ridge Road, Rumson NJ