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The Hetrick-Martin Institute believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. Hetrick-Martin creates this environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 12 and 24 and their families.
Through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals, Hetrick-Martin seeks to foster healthy youth development. Hetrick-Martin’s staff promotes excellence in the delivery of youth services and uses its expertise to create innovative programs that other organizations may use as models.
HMI'S JUNE MATCH
June is one of the most significant months for LGBTQ youth.
In its own way, it’s exciting with the end of the school year, the beginning of summer and Pride month. On the other hand, it is the most precarious time of year for our young people.
Thanks to the support of the HMI Board of Directors, every dollar you give in the month of June will be matched up to $100,000--with your support, that can be $200,000 to keep HMI’s vital youth programming up and running throughout the summer and beyond
HMI provides services throughout the summer months to youth who are not in school and need our support systems more than ever. This summer, youth will come to HMI for job readiness training, GED prep and academic enrichment programs. Many of our members will come to HMI because they have nowhere else to turn for a hot meal, clean clothes or a hot shower; many even coming to seek refuge from abuse and violence.
Here’s how you can help change the lives of our youth during HMI’s June match:
· Make a personal donation (www.hmi.org/donate);
· Invite friends to dinner and have each of them add $5 or $10 to their share of the bill and
donate the remainder to HMI after the check is paid;
· Host a dinner party at home and have cash boxes for your guests to leave donations for
HMI's June match;
· If you own a bar or restaurant, host an HMI night and give a percentage or all the proceeds to
HMI's June match;
· Any retailer can donate a percentage or all the proceeds from their business to HMI's June match
HMI’s programs and services wouldn’t be possible without your generous support; your life-changing donations can help change the lives of LGBTQ youth.
If you would like more information on any of these opportunities, please contact Allen Cohen at 212.674.2600 x278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make checks payable to Hetrick-Martin Institute, 2 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003.
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Mayor's Commission on LGBTQ Youth