Safe Space Summer Program at Springfield College
We are excited to announce, in partnership with Springfield College, our Safe Space Summer Program. This is a six-week program focused on a holistic approach to learning. We will anchor our work in evidence-based social emotional learning strategies, while also allowing the youth a safe space to be during the summer. Our program will run on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays (only 3 days a week) from 2pm – 7pm starting on July 11th thru August 19th 2022 on the campus of Springfield College (263 Alden St Springfield, MA 01109) for current Springfield Public School students who are in grades 6-12. We will have on-site enrichment activities, seminars, exposure to colleges, a couple of off-site experiential learning visits/field trips, meals will be provided and much more. This is a FREE program for students!
Our goal is to allow the youth of the community a safe environment to effectively communicate, build self-confidence, work on their social and emotional skills, develop healthy relationships and focus on community engagement. Reminder of our mission…“we walk together in a community-driven movement of support, inclusivity, and public recognition to remind our LGBTQIA+ youth that they are safe, they are loved, and they are not alone.”
Safe Space Summer Program
at Springfield College
July 11th - August 19th 2022
Why Do We Need Safe Spaces?
Coming out in your youth is a very scary and sometimes challenging time in a child's life that can lead to bullying, discrimination and so many other frightening things. With our Safe Space Springfield initiative we are asking local businesses to commit to our safe space pledge where you vow to not allow any form of hate and/or discrimination within your establishment and also welcome all people, regardless of their race, gender, identity or preference.
By displaying our custom decal in your business, you are proudly showing your commitment to deeming your business a safe space and will stand by our pledge.