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GAYLA! You will shine…

LGBTQAI+ youth and their allies ages 13-19 are invited to join us at the 14th annual GAYLA! prom. Come meet other youth, dance, and celebrate! This year the event will be held on May 19th at the Vogel Concert Hall in Red Bank, NJ from 3:00-6:00pm. Tickets are $20 and include food and drink. No youth are turned away for lack of funds.

Important notes: Sign-up is a must! Advance ticket purchases are via Paypal; tickets at the door are CASH ONLY.

SIGN UP: Follow this link to the sign up form.

TICKETS: Follow this link for tickets

2nd Annual Monmouth County GSA Prom

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.

Still have questions? Email prom@makeitbetter4youth.org

Please email prom@makeitbetter4youth.org to receive updates for your GSA, organization, or individuals who are interested in participating.

GAYLA! an Alternative Prom for LGBTQ Youth and Their Allies

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 prom@makeitbetter4youth.org . 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.

GSA Adviser Meet-up

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 info@makeitbetter4youth.org .

A Journey of Courage in Song

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.