School’sOUT! has a whole new look! Thanks to grants though Canada Summer Jobs, we have 3 summer employees working with us this summer. Windsor Pride Community will be hosting a series of educational and fun workshops offered to 2SLGBTQIA youth groups and 2SLBGTQIA-friendly groups (participants aged 13-25) in the Windsor and Essex-County areas to help empower & support youth. The focus is on improving knowledge and skills in…
Advocacy // amplify your voice, target a specific audience for your cause, being a good ally, public speaking tips, and using inclusive language
Community Building // the importance of networking, accessibility, building a successful movement, dealing with burn out, and resources
Digital Collaboration // using social media outreach, hashtags, gaining media recognition, and graphic design basics
… and so much more. We welcome requested topics and focused training. Have an input on what YOU want to learn. The School’sOUT! workshop is being curated so give us your feedback in the link below!
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Meet the School’sOUT! team ~
Jasper [he/him] – Youth Facilitator
My name is Jasper Finch (he/him). I am very excited to be working with Windsor Pride Community this summer in School’sOut! I am currently studying at Sheridan College in Oakville and am working towards a Bachelor Degree in Illustration.
I am most passionate about exploring the natural world and connecting with others. I have been able to live out these dreams through expeditions to places like Patagonia and Algonquin Park. I greatly value the potential youth present to creating a more beautiful future. I am truly looking forward to using my creative outlook and my love of education to provide the next generations with resources to be empowered to spread their message.
Amanda [she/her] – Youth Facilitator
My name is Amanda Skocic, I am a fourth-year student at the University of Windsor. I study Political Science, French, and Women’s Studies. I love to read, write, travel, play the guitar, and sing. When I’m not at school, I love to do community work and volunteering. I’m really passionate about social justice causes, and I have been involved with Windsor Pride Community for the last seven years. I’m currently the coordinator of the UWindsor Get REAL (Reaching Equality At Last) chapter, a youth-led organization that exists across Canada to defeat bullying and homophobia through education and storytelling. Everyone has such a beautiful and unique story to tell, and I hope that we can create an environment where everyone feels safe and empowered to share their own!
Carley [she/her] – School’sOUT! Coordinator
My name is Carley Schweitzer and I am so excited to be running alongside this small but mighty team for the summer. I am a graduate from the University of Windsor Communications, Media, and Film department. For the past 4 years I have been working at CJAM 99.1 FM – a campus/community radio station that is dedicated to bringing underrepresented news, views, communities and voices to the Windsor-Detroit airwaves. I also host a weekly radio show on CJAM FM called Everything’s No Good and I love choosing music that features folks who aren’t heard on mainstream radio. When I’m not behind the mic you can find me roller skating with Ann Arbor Roller Derby. I am delighted to be working with Windsor Pride Community to lift up youth voices through this brand new workshop series.
The School’sOUT project is made possible by the Canada Summer Jobs grant through the Government of Canada.