Awesome birthday month, Charitocracy!
We attracted over 200 new social media followers in September. That channeled $414 extra into September's pot! We also had 6 new and upgraded annual donations. Those spread an additional $408 across the next year's worth of pots! (That's $34 per monthly pot!) Keep those likes and sign ups coming, and we'll keep the matching funds flowing! Next stop: 900 likes? Please go spam your friends now.
September 2018 winner: Youth Pride Inc.
Last night we voted in Charitocracy's 25th monthly winner. Congratulations to Youth Pride Inc., and to donor
melissa745 for nominating it! YPI offers a safe space for LGBTQQ young people.
You have a week to further sweeten the pot with a special one-time donation of any amount, which we'll add straight to the check we write to YPI next week.
YPI started as a support group of the YWCA of Greater Rhode Island in December of 1992. In the middle of a snowstorm, four youth and an adult facilitator held their first meeting at Brown University’s Sarah Doyle Women’s Center. They shared their experiences, built community and named themselves, “The Way Out.” This small weekly group grew quickly soon overtaking the Women Center’s living room, with dozens of young people sitting on laps, tables and every part of the floor. In order to meet the needs of this rapidly growing group, “The Way Out” became Youth Pride, Inc, (YPI) and received its own tax-exempt status as a not-for-profit organization in 1994.
Youth Pride, Inc. is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of youth and young adults impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity/expression while working to end the homophobic and transphobic environments in which they live, work and play.
Our Statement of Values
- LEADERSHIP: YPI is committed to creating the leaders of today. Youth voices drive our process, and we seek to develop the leadership skills necessary both within the organization and outside.
- AFFIRMATION: YPI believes all youth must be affirmed for who they are and how they express themselves. We are committed to making that a reality in all of the environments in which young people live.
- COMMUNITY: YPI believes building strong connections is essential to youth success and empowerment. We strive to create a caring, respectful and diverse community of young people and adults.
Check out this video from YPI, and feel good about your part in our collective $1753+ grant to help with their work!
Have a great October and log into Charitocracy to update your votes or nominate a new cause!