Donate to provide our "Stay Here. Have a Great Career." workshops for LGBTQ+ college students.
Suicide Prevention Skills for LGBTQ+ Students.
This first part of this offering is one of Pride and Joy Foundations’s signature offers. Our Ask. Listen. Plan workshops are a 90-minute, hands-on training opportunity for participants to develop Suicide Risk Awareness and Prevention skills. Throughout the workshop, participants are offered opportunities to practice and test their knowledge and skills in real world scenarios. By learning the simple steps offered in this class, we are empowering participants to literally save a life one workshop at a time.
Participants have reported an 80% increase in their confidence intervening for themselves or for a peer dealing with suicidal thoughts.
Career Skills for LGBTQ+ College Students.
This workshop is for anyone wanting to learn how to find and/or craft your dream career while queer. If you're wondering how to find a job, identify accepting workplaces, or have concerns about coming out at work, this is a safe space to learn from those who have been there.
Katrina Kibben, CEO and Founder, Three Ears Media
Your guide for the career skills session has been there and done that. Katrina Kibben [they/them], queer career and recruiting expert, works with recruiting teams every day to build belonging in hiring and knows how to help you start or accelerate your career journey. They will provide real examples and actionable advice so you'll know exactly what to do post-session.
Elena Joy Thurston, CEO and Founder, Pride and Joy Foundation
Elena Joy Thurston is an inspirational LGBTQ+ speaker, trainer, and founder of the nonprofit Pride and Joy Foundation which is dedicated to building self-awareness and safety for LGBTQ+ families and their allies. A Mormon mom of four who lost her marriage, her church, and her community when she came out as a lesbian, Elena’s viral TEDx talk on surviving conversion therapy has been viewed 40,000+ times and brings a very personal angle to the Pride and Joy Foundation’s suicide prevention trainings.