|Jared sharing his story at Barry University|
“This was an extremely necessary discussion for us to have as therapists. I liked how we were given the personal side of these issues rather than just facts and statistics. The speakers were very powerful and moving. ”
“Today was very informative! I wasn’t aware of how high the suicide rate is for this population. The presentation really helped change my thinking on this topic.”
I also spoke with YES Institute during a Community Dialogue at Barry University, a Catholic college in Miami Shores. Michael Fountain, a Residence Hall Coordinator, invited YES Institute to present to 40 Barry resident advisors.
|Emily addressing the interns at NSU|
Some of the students said:
“The YES dialogue was an intense but eyeopening experience for me. It was my first time meeting and listening to people who identify as gay and transgender. I now understand more about what they go through on a daily basis.”
“I now feel like I can better handle a situation relating to these topics in my residence hall.”
“All of the guest speakers made a huge impact on me. I was very touched and driven to become more involved.”
If you are interested in getting involved as a Community Dialogues speaker with YES Institute, contact us today!