Help MOGAI help the LGBTQIA+ kids/youth!

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Help MOGAI help the LGBTQIA+ kids/youth!

$900.00

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MOGAI mentors


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Sean Cullen

Sean is the Executive Director of MOGAI Mentors. I identify as a queer transman. I've lived in Hamilton for over five years now and love this community. I worked as a chef for 10 years. I have a diploma as a social service worker. I worked for five years in developmental services. I sat as the chairperson of Pride Hamilton 2018.

Category: Community

Start Date: July 10, 2018

MOGAI mentors needs your help with start up fees. Help us get our programming running. This program will be supporting LGBTQIA+ kids and youth from age 8-15. It will be run as a mentoring program. There is currently a gap in services for this population and age range.
Your donation will be used to register as a not for profit organization so that we can apply for consistent funding, which will help us grow and help this community receive the support needed.

MOGAI Mentors (Marginalized orientations, genders, and intersex) LGBTQIA and TWO-SPIRIT MENTORING PROGRAM ABOUT US MOGAI Mentors was created to fill a gap in services for children and youth age 8-15 identifying as LGBTQIA and TWO-SPIRIT. MOGAI Mentors is an innovative community development program created by Sean Cullen who has a diploma as a social service worker and experience working with marginalized youth. Sean identifies as a Queer Transman. MOGAI Mentors aims to connect LGBTQIA and TWO-SPIRIT youth to positive adult MENTORS. MOGAI Mentors strives to be fluid in the ways it provides programming and training. t recognizes that over time language, awareness, and concepts in learning styles change. We are committed to always using best practices and staying current with new ideas and the needs of the community. MISSION STATEMENT MOGAI works within an anti-oppressive framework to: • Cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community; • Create opportunities and spaces for young persons to grow, explore, and experience a sense of belonging; • Celebrate all young persons who are questioning sexuality and gender, and those identifying within the LGBTQIA spectrum. We commit to Hamilton’s LGBTQIA and TWO-SPIRIT young people that we will be leaders in providing them the highest quality, volunteer based mentoring, and educational programs. We aim to match young people with similarly identifying adults, using an intersectional lens, and foster positive relationships. VISION STATEMENT Every LGBTQIA and TWO-SPIRIT child and youth in the greater Hamilton area who needs a mentor has a mentor. To support, engage, inspire and empower all young persons, parents/guardians, and adult mentors to achieve their full potential. To create inclusive and positive spaces for LGBTQIA and TWO-SPIRIT young people. We aim to facilitate and promote healthy sexual and gender identities, and positive life experiences with social connection, education and collaboration/partnership with all agencies serving youth.

For more information contact MOGAI.sean@gmail.com

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