Springtime is Prom-time! Save the Date: May 4th
Get out your calendars! Friday, May 4th will be the second annual Make it Better 4 Youth GSA Prom. This year, Middletown South will be hosting the event, complete with food, music and fun from 7-10pm. Tickets are $15 per person, payable at the door.
All students participating will need to register in advance using the student contract and return the form to Mr. Koumoulis at Middletown South. Submit the form through your GSA adviser. Advisers: please submit all forms ASAP as stated above.
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Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive updates for your GSA, organization, or individuals who are interested in participating.
On June 10th, Monmouth Regional High School in partnership with Make it Better for Youth and PFLAG will host GAYLA! an alternative prom for LGBTQI youth and their allies.
Where: Monmouth Regional High School, 1 Norman J. Field Way, Tinton Falls NJ 07724
When: June 10th, 7 – 11 pm
Cost: $25 per person, and includes food
You must be registered in advance to attend. Please download GAYLA 2011 Registration Form and follow the instructions to complete registration. If All questions can be directed to email@example.com . Don’t forget to organize your GSA or student group to attend! Download GAYLA! posters now!
UPDATE: If you need a registration form that doesn’t specify the organization/purpose, please download this Dance Registration Form.
The Make it Better for Youth Consortium will be hosting an important meet-up for GSA Advisers (teacher/faculty, not student leaders) on the 10th of May at 7pm in the Middletown South High School Library. We are asking for your involvement in this meeting as we take steps to solidify our mission and roles.
This year has been an exciting one – complete with a kick-off meeting drawing more interested people and organizations than we hoped for, an incredible dance in February, and currently finding ourselves in the middle of planning another spectacular event (Alternative Prom) for June.
Please plan on attending our very focused meeting on May 10th at 7pm to determine our trajectory for the next calendar year, as well as receive important information on the Alternative Prom.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
On April 2, at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Asbury Park, The New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus will be ‘making it better’ through song. Joined by guests the Harrisburg Chorus, the NJGMC will be using song as a means to remember and honor those who have experienced pain and adversity.
Please join us for what we’re sure will be a moving performance. There will be a special exhibit pre-show of groups who support and provide resources for the GLBT community with special emphasis on those that work with youth.
The MAKE IT BETTER DANCE, held on February 6, 2011, at the Two River Theater was a resounding success. 120 teens age 13 – 19 from over 15 different schools came out for the big event!! They ate, got to meet new friends and danced to tunes provided by DJ Zero and her amazing team! The Two River Theater turned their black box theater into the craziest club ever!!
All of that was made possible by an incredible group of adult supporters who are committed to providing positive, safe and entertaining social opportunities for our LGBT youth and their friends. To let the students know how just much support is out there, we have put together a list of all those who contributed time, money, food, space and a whole bunch of other stuff!
Here is the MAKE IT BETTER list of supporters:
THE TWO RIVER THEATER
Kate Cordaro, Director of Education
Brian Holland, Director of Audience Services
Rob Stawicki, Technician
Anne Keefe, Institutional Giving Associate
Bree Mahoney, Assistant House Manager
Jeremy Stoller, Literary Manager
Anne Marie Nest, Front of House Manager
Dan Montano, Lighting and Sound Supervisor
Dorothy Braniff, Special Events Manager
Jersey Shore PFLAG
Abby Maisonave, President (Ocean County)
Dena Reger, Vice President (Monmouth County)
RUMSON/FAIR HAVEN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GSA
Kate Okeson, Advisor
Mike Emmich, Advisor
MONMOUTH REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GSA
Jen Mitchell, Advisor
MIDDLETOWN SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL GSA
Steve Koumoulis, Advisor
OCEAN TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL GSA
Sue Henderson, Advisor
THE COLLIER SCHOOL
Nancy Moran, Clinical Social Worker
MATAWAN/ABERDEEN HIGH SCHOOL
Michele Lambly, Advisor
THE HOLOCAUST, GENOCIDE & HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION CENTER AT BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Jane Denny, Director of Education
Kristen Lanfrank- Rumson-Fair Haven RHS
Zach Wilson – Rumson-Fair Haven RHS
Gretchen Wilson – Allied Health and Science High School
Rob Thorp – Rumson-Fair Haven RHS
Carey Huff – Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office
Justin Nevin – Kearney High School
SUGARUSH, RED BANK
DREW’S MARKET, SPRING LAKE
REGER LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Susie and Doug Milnes, Shrewsbury
Lucy and Bill Bogdon, Shrewsbury