Sarah Vamvounis Whitney Langston Aurora Cullerton Proposal for LRNG Problem: Resources for LGBT+ youth can present to be very few and far between. It is important that these resources become easily accessible for all youth in order to build understanding and acceptance. In the past few years representation has helped greatly in spreading awareness fin hope that issues such as alienation, hate crimes, and LGBT+ homelessness is reduced, and with time, eradicated. Vision: Our vision is to educate youth about LGBT+ issues and resources in order to build a better community for all individuals by correcting misconceptions people may have. We hope to remind youth who identify as LGBT+ that they are valid regardless of if people in their lives challenge that fact. Additionally, we hope that these “playlists” can help those struggling to find or understand their identity. Once we can educate these students, we hope they will apply this information in places such as work and school, which with some luck and drive, can lead to networking and opportunities. Benefit: We know LNRG is huge on building connections for the community and for future job prospects by awarding “xp” from the website’s “playlists”. It is our hope that this LGBT+ information helps youth become more open minded and hopefully encourage them to give time to their communities in the form of helping organizations in their community--organizations whose focus is safe spaces or preventing LGBT+/youth homelessness to name a couple. These organizations present a magnitude of opportunities for experience and networking which gives these “playlists” a lot of potential Delivery: We will work to create at minimum of 3 “playlists” for students to learn from personal accounts, provided resources, and passages. These resources will be uploaded to the LRNG site as any other “playlist” would be in order for the students to use them as resources and guidance. Success Criteria: As of right now, we’re not really sure how to go about measuring our success. If there’s a way to see if our videos/podcasts are being viewed, I suppose a certain number of views would count as success, but if not then we’ll have to figure something else out. Cost/Budget: We believe we’ll be able to make our podcasts with the technology currently available to us, so we don’t need to buy new materials or really spend money. If that changes, then we are willing to work out the budget details as we figure out what we’re missing. Deadline/Plan/Approach:
Sarah Vamvounis Whitney Langston Aurora Cullerton Our plan is to create detailed and informative “playlists” on the LRNG site with the deadlines and descriptions as followed. Topics: Coming out (October 30th) ● Our goal with this specific podcast is to provide honest coming out stories. The process of coming out can be awkward, lovely, awful, overwhelming, and we hope to prove that no matter how it goes, there’s a way to go one from there. By putting the podcast on LRNG, we are making them available to many schools to provide for the students and through this we hope to show that at the end of it all, coming out isn’t the same for everyone, and we should work towards making sure everyone has a support system. Homelessness (Nov 17) ● Homelessness among LGBT people is a large issue in the community. We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to live and to be accepted, and we hope that with bringing attention to this issue, we can help to start more discussions on the issue and put the word out there for resources available to homeless LGBT people. Resources (Dec 1) ● As the final podcast, we hope to shell out lots of resource information to help LGBT youth. These resources could be ones that we ourselves found funny, useful, or helpful in any way. In providing these resources, we can allow for a continuation of the discussion, and if our videos/podcasts were helpful to anyone, we can point them in the right direction to find other resources that can guide them along. Our approach is to include podcasts, passages, video, external resources, and potentially images to convey each topic and require annotations and other varieties of responses.