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UpFront

UpFront

A Brave Space for LGBTQ+ Youth

UpFront is an affirming community of support for LGBTQ+ young people who have experienced foster care and/or disconnection from family. The program aims to give young people tools to empower themselves and build their leadership, personal development, and safety in their communities.

UpFront is peer-driven. We believe that every youth’s voice is valuable and deserves to be heard. Our group leaders, Rosie and Brie, experienced NYC foster care as LGBTQ+ youth and aged-out as young adults. They helped design UpFront and co-lead weekly sessions.

The program meets weekly (2-3 hours) in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn over 16-week cycles. These groups are the basis for forming community with others who care and having fun together.

Program participants receive:

Eligibility: Participants must be at-least 15 years-old and able to travel independently

Want to join UpFront or learn more?
If you are interested in joining UpFront and/or would like more information regarding the program
and partnership opportunities, please contact
Bryan Hill, bryan@fosteringchangeforchildren.org.