Youth-centric LGBTQ program providing support and guidance to South Jersey teens.
Kaleidoscope is a community-based Gay-Straight Alliance. Kaleidoscope offers monthly student-led meetings in a safe, supportive environment for LGBT and allied teens to gather, socialize, organize, and help each other.
Meetings are held twice a month:
- First Saturday of each month from 1pm-3pm at Tiki Tiki Board Games in Woodbury
- Third Saturday of each month from 2pm-4pm at The Cherry Hill Public Library
Adult Advisory Board meetings are held quarterly at Center For Family Services, 180 White Horse Pike, Clementon, from 6:30pm-8pm. Dates for 2017 are as follows: January 19, April 20, July 20, October 19.
As the only youth-centric LGBTQ organization in South Jersey, this center fills a void in the community for those struggling with sexuality/gender identity/expression. It will allow those attending schools without a Gay-Straight Alliance to seek support and guidance, and serve to help unify area GSAs in planning out of school events such as a GSA Forum or GSA Prom.
Kaleidoscope's mission is to empower LGBTQ and allied youth to lead healthy, productive lives. The program is committed to fostering a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all people, respecting and celebrating the beautiful diversity of sexual and affectional orientations and gender identities and expressions. Kaleidoscope strives to be a youth-led organization, encouraging teens to take leadership roles and develop communication and organizational skills that will enrich their lives as they transition into adulthood. Additional supportive services are available to Kaleidoscope youth if needed.