👏Today, over 50% of homeless and unstably housed youth in NYC 🗽are LGBT🏳️🌈. During my last stay in NYC, I had the chance to meet with Ashe, a brilliant🌠 activist fighting day 🌞and night🌛 to protect, support and empower the LGBT youth👦👧. After prestigious🎓 studies at Cornell & Columbia, Ashe could have applied for a well-paid 💰and stable job but she did not…
As transgender🏳️🌈, Ashe knows how hard ⛰️it was to overcome the look from others especially from the ones we love♥️. She could not stay out of that fight💥. Hand in Hand with the First Lady of NYC, Ashe joined the City hall 🏣and launched the Unity Project 🙌with the objective to coordinate and support NYC LGBT initiatives with a holistic approach. Ashe coordinates actions with local NGOs 🚀on: Peer & Professional Support👩💼, Family Support👨👩👦👦, School & Education📚, Health Care & Wellness⚕️, Housing 🏘️and Employment💼. To fight homelessness, Ashe identified two major challenges as priorities:➡️ family rejection and ➡️school drop-out.
10,8% of LGBT 🏳️🌈lived away from their parents or guardians because they were kicked out, were abandoned, or ran away from home😥. The Unity Project is developing family support programs🌠 offering young people and their families to develop meaningful, healthy conversations 💬👂about what support really looks like and how to develop helpful tools 🛠️to make that support a reality.
24,5% of LGBT were bullied 😥on school property🎓. Because bullying, discrimination, and mistreatment⛔ have no place in schools, the Unity Project structured a network 🕸️a local representatives who are responsible for addressing📢 allegations of bullying and creating programs to support 😊students in every public school.
Ashe’s goal is to create a New York City that 🌠respects, 🌠supports and 🌠empowers LGBT🏳️🌈 young people no matter their background no matter they come from.
🌠🌠🌠At our pace and Scale, Everyone Can Aspire To Change The World !🌠🌠🌠!