The Safe Schools Project of Santa Cruz County is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Celebration of LGBTQIA+ High School, Junior High, and Middle School Graduates taking place directly before the 2023 Queer Youth Leadership Awards.
Saturday, May 13, 2023
New Brighton Middle School, Capitola
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Graduates right before the 26th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards at Watsonville High School
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The Safe Schools Project of Santa Cruz County is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Graduation Ceremony to honor LGBTQIA+ High School, Junior High & Middle School Students. Through this LGBTQIA+ graduation, we wish to acknowledge the amazing achievements and contributions many students have made towards their campuses across Santa Cruz County. We are honored to continue this celebration and commencement of LGBTQIA+ and allied students who are graduating and acknowledge the unique struggles many have faced on their path to graduation. We encourage all graduating students to register and participate in this meaningful event.
Queer Youth Positivity
The 2023 LGBTQIA+ Graduation Planning Committee has designated “Queer Youth Positivity” as the theme for the 3rd Annual Celebration of LGBTQIA+ Graduates.
Strength In Community
We all know the importance of joining hands and coming together as a community to lift each other up. Unity teaches us that community support and togetherness are vital to the lives, wellbeing, and health of LGBTQIA+ students and people. Throughout the pandemic, when many social issues have been exacerbated, we have discovered that together, we are stronger. Thus, we believe there is strength in unity.
Students graduating can sign up today to be part of the 3rd Annual Celebration of LGBTQIA+ High School and Middle School Students and secure their Rainbow, Bi, or Trans Tassels, a Santa Cruz County tradition.