"It Gets Better" is how gay activist and author Dan Savage reassures lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens. Why not sooner rather than later? Outright Vermont's seventh annual Queer & Allied Youth Summit brings together more than 150 participants to create a community of support and empowerment for LGBTQ kids and their allies. Cohosted by Burlington High School's Pride Alliance, the conference invites students and educators from different schools to "celebrate their accomplishments and all that they've done throughout the year," explains Dana Kaplan, Outright's director of education. Beyond workshops, the summit hosts a Youth Pride March on Church Street, a SpeakOUT at Burlington City Hall, a Queer Prom and — new this year — a talent show.
Multiple Locatons, VT
For kindergarten graduates through 12 years old, Camp Koda is a full-day, coed summer day camp located in several area communities with a focus on achievement, belonging and relationships. Koda locations are: Burlington, Georgia, Underhill, Waterbury, and Essex (Essex Elementary and Founders School –Founders is for kids who have completed…(more)