Adam Lambert fans around the world are once again supporting the community – and this time their focus is on1n10, a non-profit dedicated to helping Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Specifically, the focus of their volunteer efforts is now on the world’s largest LGBTQ youth leadership camp, called “OUTdoors! Camp,” which will occur over Labor Day weekend.
1n10 envisions a world where all LGBTQ youth and young adults are embraced for who they are, actively engaged in their communities, and empowered to lead. 1n10 is the sponsor of the 4th annual OUTdoors! Camp, which is dedicated to helping LGBTQ youth develop leadership skills, work in collaborative ways, and develop a strong sense of self and community.
This weekend 150 LGBTQ youth, ages 12-24 will convene to learn team building techniques on high ropes courses, zip lines, and rock climbing walls. Campers will develop leadership skills through experiential education exercises in dozens of education workshops, facilitated by college professors, community organizers, and LGBTQ professionals. Youth come to OUTdoors! Camp for many different reasons. For example, some need to heal from being bullied based on gender identity and sexual orientation, while others are just looking for a place that they can be accepted and loved for who they are.
Since becoming a well-known celebrity, Adam Lambert has shown quite a lot of support for LGBT youth. He created an “It Gets Better Video” and is donating proceeds from his Aftermath Billboard remix and his newly designed “Peace Pendant” to The Trevor Project. In turn, Adam has inspired his fans to help this community as well. According to Kado Stewart, 1n10 staff member and OUTdoors! Camp Creator & Director, many of Adam’s fans have generously donated to OUTdoors! Camp, FYE CDs, volunteer efforts and many kind letters to the youth.
If you would like to donate to OUTdoors! or other 1n10 projects, you can contact 1n10 at the address below, or donate on the website at http://www.1n10.org/.
2700 N. 3rd Street #2011
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Please make a note if the donation is for OUTdoors! Camp or general 1n10 programs. 1n10 staff members encourage donors to include letters to the youth with their donations. Some fans have even included notes that say “Adam Lambert sent me!”
For more information about OUTdoors! Camp specifically, email Kado at email@example.com , and check out their website at www.outdoorsgaycamp.com.
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