The Broom Closet is launching an online community that will harness the creativity of queer youth to provide motivating, academic instruction, resources and support for student leaders and opportunities for positive peer interaction in order to promote diverse respectful learning communities that celebrate and nurture queer youth.
Our aim is to increase the capacity of LGBT youth to achieve social, academic and vocational success via
Strength-based approach to GLBT youth service and support
Opportunities to recognize and nurture innate creativity and innovation
Improve staff understanding of gender, sexuality and related harassment
High school credit
Curriculum relevant to GLBTQ youth (i.e. health)
Your generous donation will help provide technology to build a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
•Courses for Credit – Relevant instruction including health, physical education, English, social studies, fashion, hospitality, marketing and entrepreneurship.
• Service Learning – high school and college credit for student leaders, researchers, artists and technology specialists.
•Resources and Support – opportunities for connection, communication and materials that will build the capacity of advocacy organizations such as for gay straight student alliances.
For over a decade, The Broom Closet Inc. has been connecting youth and educators to promote diverse and respectful learning communities that celebrate and nurture queer youth.
Today, youth connect in online communities in real and meaningful ways. In fact, the unique innovativeness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people has lived at the forefront of social networking and online environments.
We know that there remains an achievement gap for queer youth today. Their academic performance suffers as a result of bullying and harassment from their peers, teachers, and even their families.