LGBTQ Youth Leadership Conference
SCUSD’s Integrated Support Services Department and the Connect Center sponsored the district’s first annual LGBTQ Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, May 5. Titled “Grow. Change. Hope,” the conference was coordinated by Emily Herr, the district’s first LGBTQ Focus Intern, who works within the Connect Center’s LGBTQ Support Services division. This daylong event was held at the VIBE Urban Lounge in midtown and offered students throughout the district access to resources, community leaders and educational workshops. Some of the workshops presented addressed topics such as cyber bullying and internet safety; understanding healthy vs. unhealthy relationships; and substance abuse prevention. For more information about LGBTQ Support Services in the district, please call the support line at: (916) 643-7997.