July 2023 Newsletter
Hello Kaleidoscope Community!
We hope you had a beautiful, restorative and affirming Pride Month, and a happy beginning to your summer. Kaleidoscope is busy planning our upcoming events for the summer and remainder of the year, so stay tuned in the next few weeks for more ways you can participate and be involved! Keep reading to find out about our Pride Month Recap, watch June’s Webcast “Navigating Your Child’s Coming Out Together,” and how you or a youth you know can join our Youth Leadership Council and make a positive impact in our Kaleidoscope community.
As always, we invite you to follow us on social media and keep current on our clubs and groups, as well as special events. Please comment, share, and tag your friends, as we celebrate all things LGBTQIA+ on Instagram @kaleidoscopelgbtq, and follow us on Facebook at KaleidoscopeLGBTQ.
Wishing you a safe and beautiful Pride Month!
-The Kaleidoscope Team
Pride Month is always one of the most exciting times for Kaleidoscope, and this June was no exception! We were proud to participate in numerous pride events across Los Angeles. And in case you missed our last post about the History of Pride Month, or want to learn more about why the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride every year, click here.
Virtual Leadership Program for LGBTQ+ & Neurodivergent Youth
September 2023 to February 2024
Join our six-month leadership youth council program! Must be between the ages of 15 and 22. The virtual program will be hosted on Zoom and is open to L.A. County residents.
- Serve as a youth leader for 2 hours per month for six months – paid!
- Help plan social events for youth (attendance encouraged)
- Form new friendships and build a supportive community
- Develop leadership, social, and employment skills
- Connect with local resources and organizations
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to make a difference in the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent community!
The application deadline is Tuesday, August 31, 2023.
Upcoming LGBTQIA+ Events, Services & More
We Want to Know Your Thoughts
Tell us what you want for Kaleidoscope. What kind of programming and events would you like to see? As a thank you for filling out the survey, you can opt into a drawing for a chance to receive a $20 gift card.
Mental Health Services
Kaleidoscope offers individual & group therapy as well as psychiatric care in a safe & affirming environment at affordable rates. We accept insurance, Medi-cal, and offer sliding-scale rates based upon annual income. Contact us to learn more.
Coaching available for LGBTQIA+ youth & young adults who need assistance with identifying goals, taking next steps, & establishing healthy connections in community settings. Contact us to learn more.
Training & Presentations
We offer training, education & presentations to parents, administrators, and the community to provide LGBTQIA+ youth with the affirming support that they need to thrive. Contact us to learn more.
Kaleidoscope’s mission is to provide services and supports for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults to help each person realize their unique and full potential. We focus on mental health services, family training and support, forming strong social connections, finding allies and developing critically needed life and coping skills. Kaleidoscope hopes to pave the way to self, family and community acceptance, resilience and care needed for LGBTQ+ folks to thrive.
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