The Unity Campaign for Frederick County

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The Frederick Center wants our LGBTQ+ kids to reach age 21 in good physical and mental health

WE'RE STRUGGLING, THOUGH, BECAUSE OF HIGH RATES OF VIOLENCE AND HOSTILITY 

BULLYING: 34.2% OF LGB YOUTH were bullied on school property vs. 17.6 straight youth; 26.6% OF LGB YOUTH were bullied electronically vs. 13.2% straight youth.

ASSAULT: 14.3% OF LGB YOUTH were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, vs. 6.5% straight youth.

MENTAL HEALTH: 62.9% LGB YOUTH felt hopeless in the past year, a suicide marker, vs. 23.6% straight youth. 46.5% OF LGB YOUTH seriously considered suicide in the past year, vs. 11.7% straight youth.

AND IT’S WORSE FOR TRANSGENDER YOUTH

BULLYING: 81% reported harassment; 6% reported harassment so severe the student left school.

ASSAULT :38% reported physical assault; 16% reported sexual violence

MENTAL HEALTH: 1 in 2 transgender children have attempted suicide before age 20.

The Frederick Center formed its Youth and Young Adult Groups to provide a facilitated, affirming place where LGBTQ youth can get support and gain knowledge, skills, confidence, and life skills to help them thrive in home, school, and other societal environments that are implicitly or explicitly hostile. We formed the TransFamily Group to give parents and caregivers of trans/ gender expansive youth a safe space to share affirming information about their child, including medical, legal, and other resource materials. The programs are unique, and they are critical to helping our LGBTQ youth thrive. Through the Unity Campaign, The Frederick Center needs to raise $2,500 to support these youth programs.

YOU CAN HELP. Go to: Unityfrederick.com/thefrederickcenter and make your tax- deductible donation to The Frederick Center via the Unity Campaign web site or text UnityFrederick37 to 71777.

Together, let’s help our LGBTQ kids get to 21!

Incentive Match Sponsors
Through the generosity of our Incentive Match sponsors, 100% of your contribution goes directly to the designated Nonprofit. In addition, your individual gift is boosted because a portion of your donation is matched by the sponsors.

In-Kind Sponsors
The Frederick News-Post 
Manning Media, Inc.

Forefront Digital Media

WFRE/WFMD

Sass Magazine

 

If you would like to give your donation via cash or check, please fill out this form and bring or mail your donation to United Way of Frederick County at 629 N. Market St. in Frederick. 

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