2018 Bowl-O-Rama

2018 Bowl-O-Rama

From Stonewall Youth

Stonewall Youth is raising money to support programming, and to advance LGBTQ+ youth (age 21 & under) leadership by funding the training & wages of our youth Co-Directors as well as programming. Support LGBTQ+ Youth!

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The Bowl-O-Rama is Stonewall Youth's annual fundraising extravaganza ending with a family friendly bowling alley celebration! 

For weeks leading up to the bowling celebration, fans of Stonewall Youth will compete in a friendly competition to raise money and help us reach our goal of $6,000 for LGBTQ+ youth!Teams of up to 5 are encouraged to collectively raise $500 from family, friends, co-workers and community members both near and far! Events like the annual Bowl-o-Rama are important to Stonewall Youth. Peer-to-peer fundraising helps Stonewall Youth to build our support network, and this unique type of fundraising encourages our fans and supporters to spread their love for the work we do with LGBTQ+ Youth in our area.So, why do our fans love Stonewall Youth? What are we all about anyways? 

We are an organization of youth, activists, and allies that empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQQIA) youth to speak for themselves, educate their communities, and support each other.Stonewall Youth envisions a world in which all people have a full spectrum of choices regarding their bodies, sex lives, gender identities, self-expression, and legal rights. Our work is rooted in social justice and anti-oppression values. We address the root causes of oppression while providing access to services and experiences that alleviate the stresses and struggles of marginalization. Stonewall serves youth ages 21 and under, and works with approximately 450 youth each year.  Our programs include peer support groups; advocacy, mentor-ship and referrals; an annual 3-day youth-led organizational planning retreat; several annual dances and performances; drop-in hours at which youth make art, make friends, and engage in life-skills workshops; and a youth-led Speakers’ Bureau Collective that provides social justice workshops. How will your donation support our youth? 

Stonewall Youth will use Bowl-o-Rama donations to advance LGBTQ+ youth (age 21 & under) leadership by funding the training & wages of our youth Co-Directors. Over the past 3 years, Stonewall Youth has been working towards our structural goal to include more youth leadership in our collective. We have we seen our staff collective grow in numbers over the years in order to provide more resources and and programming and to expand our outreach efforts. We have also seen our staffing grow to include more youth-age staff members on the collective, which is integral to our mission of empowering youth and to our goals to be youth led and youth inspired. 

Donations from the Bowl-o-Rama will also be put towards our weekly programming (drop-ins, support group) as well as our upcoming events (Glitter Camp, youth dances.) 

Stonewall Youth has been hard at work campaigning to own our new Head Quarters! As of a week ago, we are happy to announce that we now have a permanent home in the heart of Downtown Olympia. The Bowl-O-Rama is our first big fundraiser following the end of our No Place Like Homo campaign, and we really need your support! Thank you for supporting Stonewall Youth, and for supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in the Olympia Area!

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