Thank you to everyone who participated in the first annual educate2impact day on May 21, 2014. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list for information about educate2impact day 2015!
May kicks off graduation season and educate2impact day celebrates the accomplishments of students achieving their dreams of getting a higher education degree. educate2impact day is an opportunity to bring attention to the importance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students attending and graduating from high school and college. Education helps empower the LGBTQ community and reduces the social stigma and prejudice that LGBTQ individuals often experience.
On May 21, 2014, MSNBC’s @ThomasARoberts hosted an educate2impact day Twitter town hall: “Resources and Roadblocks to Getting a Higher Education Degree.” As well as exploring some of the financial resources available to assist with tuition and other costs of going to school, panelists discussed what barriers keep students from a higher education degree and what particular challenges LGBTQ students face. View the archive of the Twitter town hall.