Leadership Florida Honors the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN)

SARASOTA, Fla., June 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leadership Florida® presented JASMYN with the 2018 Florida Regional Impact Award today during its Annual Meeting.  This award recognizes a business or nonprofit organizations that has created a specific project or body of work whose impact is currently transforming the future of its region and has the potential to transform Florida as a whole.

Now in its 24th year, JASMYN provides LGBTQ young people between the ages of 13 and 23 with the services needed to affirm their identity, overcome obstacles, and thrive as young adults.  JASMYN supports and empowers LGBTQ young people by creating a safe environment, and providing health and wholeness services, as well as offering youth development opportunities. The organization strives to bring people and resources together to promote equality and human rights.

Through 2018, JASMYN’s Board of Directors has identified the following strategic priorities:

  • Expand access to medical care, mental health services, and housing
  • Deepen the HIV prevention and HIV/AIDS support services offered
  • Elevate equality education and advocacy for human rights

With a growing campus and the strategic direction from the Board in hand, JASMYN is building its internal capacity and external community partnerships to address these strategic priorities and the basic needs of LGBTQ youth and young adults.   JASMYN’s multi-pronged approach to directly addressing the challenges impacting LGBTQ young adults is a model for Florida.

Leadership Florida is proud to honor JASMYN with its 2018 Florida Regional Impact Award.

To find out more about JASMYN visit: www.jasmyn.org  
To find out more about Leadership Florida and download a photograph of JASMYN representatives accepting the award, visit: www.leadershipflorida.org

About Leadership Florida
For thirty-six years, Leadership Florida has developed a reputation as a builder of a stronger, diverse statewide sense of community. A respected non-partisan convener of committed individuals, Leadership Florida enhances the knowledge and leadership abilities of Florida’s leaders through educational programs and by encouraging collaborative work for the betterment of our state. Leadership Florida provides Floridians essential information and a meaningful forum for their opinions, and creates opportunities for shared experiences that are inviting, inspiring and of lasting value. Leadership Florida is a federally registered trademark.

Media Contact: Rachel Pratt
850-521-1220 ext 106
rpratt@leadershipflorida.org


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