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Rainbow Labs

Rainbow Labs emboldens Queer and Gender Nonconforming Youth to discover, curate, and experiment with the elements of a fulfilled life through community building and the lived experiences of mentors.

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  • PLAY ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Providing LGBTQ+ Youth Emotional Safety Through Mentoring

    Utilizing the protector factors of caring adults as mentors to support the emotional safety of LGBTQ+ youth, funding will support the expansion of our mentoring labs. Over one year, we'll engage 100 LGBTQ+ youth in four labs - Storytelling, Accelerator, and Youth Council. Youth will meet weekly with their peers and mentors for formal and informal mentoring activities. Mentors will also build individual and uniquely identified support for their mentees in informal one-on-one time.

  • PLAY ·2022 Grants Challenge

    Providing LGBTQ+ Youth Emotional Safety Through Mentoring

    Utilizing the protector factors of caring adults as mentors to support the emotional safety of LGBTQ+ youth, we are acting on our best practices to launch a series of mentoring labs. Over one year, we’ll engage 80 LGBTQ+ youth in three labs - Storytelling, Accelerator, and Youth Council. Youth will meet weekly with their peers and mentors for formal and informal mentoring activities. Mentors will also build individual and uniquely identified support for their mentees in informal one-on-one time.

  • CONNECT ·2021 Grants Challenge

    Rainbow Labs - A Mentoring Program For LGBTQ+ Youth

    Acting on the power of mentoring, we are launching a summer pilot program leading to a full-fledged afterschool program for LGBTQ+ youth by January of 2022. This summer, 50 LGBTQ+ youth will be paired with ten mentors. Youth will meet weekly with their peers and a mentor for formal activities such as utilizing their storytelling power and an accelerator program offering opportunities for youth to engage with LGBTQ+ professionals. Mentors will also build in informal one-on-one time to individual and uniquely identified support to their mentees.

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