New LBTQ youth organization being created that will launch in February.

Guiding Proud is a youth mentoring program that matches LGBTQ youth with LGBTQA adults in an effort to foster self-esteem, self-confidence and a sense of worth among today’s LGBTQ youth. Founded in 2011, Guiding Proud’s purpose is to break down the isolation many LGBTQ youth feel as a result of bullying, societal stereotypes and discrimination, as well as provide a role model, guidance and support for the youth

The ultimate goal of Guiding Proud is to provide a role model who can relate to the LGBTQ youth’s experience and struggles with self-acceptance and self-care. Guiding Proud’s mentors provide LGBTQ adolescent with the guidance, empowerment, stability and trust, which leads to improved self-esteem and ultimately, an overall better quality of life. When teachers, peers, parents and even Facebook friends can’t provide the support LGBTQ kids need, Guiding Proud’s mentors are there to see LGBTQ youth through to a brighter day.

Check out Guiding Proud on PandoProjects, as we launch our pilot for the next 3 months. Feel free to contact us at info@guidingproud.org with any questions or if you are interested in volunteering.

http://pandoprojects.org/category/projects


http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guiding-Proud/156496794403096?v=wall

The future web site will be at: http://www.guidingproud.org