“The ‘Make It R.A.I.N.’ Club is geared towards providing a space of safety, support, and fun for all LGBTQ+ youth ages 13 – 21. The ‘R.A.I.N.’ acronym stands for ‘Real, All-Inclusive, and No Limits.’ This program encapsulates all of our LGBTQ+ programming including our internship and our signature event! The club intends on promoting individual growth for queer and trans youth through relationship-building opportunities, focusing on all aspects of their wellbeing, and most importantly – HAVING FUN.
Currently, we are planning the signature event. Please email Sarey or scan the qr code to sign up to help with the next event.
Since its start-up in 2019, the LGBTQ+ community building work has always placed an emphasis on creating a safe space for queer and trans youth through 10-week internships that focus on a specific theme. These Internships aim to build youth up in different aspects of their wellbeing while networking with other LGBTQ+ youth to help create an environment that is compassionate, inclusive, and fun! We’ve focused on themes such as self-care, different types of health (mental, spiritual, etc...), relationships, and more!
In the Summer of 2021, the community building aspect will be taking on a new meaning as we transition into something that’s more encompassing around being a support group. In that aspect, we’re looking to be visible and a resource for LGBTQ+ youth in anything they may need and are looking to find ways to provide help, opportunities, while not cutting out the fun part!
A list of resources we wanted to put together for y'all! We will keep updated as we go!
My name is Sarey and I'm Cambodian. I was born and raised in White Center up until a few years after I graduated high school and just recently married my husband! Luckily, I've had the opportunity to be in a lot of different industries. I'm really excited and feel honored to be the LGBTQIA+ Youth Community Builder, and I'm looking forward to creating an inclusive and positive community!