HMI’S 2023 BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUMMIT
Under Construction: Building Your Queer Toolbox with Skills and Resources
September 16, 2023
10 am to 2 pm
Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI)
2 Astor Place, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10044
You, plus other amazing queer students in NYC!
This day-long event will include an opening plenary, workshops for students by the wonderful HMI staff members, giveaways, and fun spaces to meet other LGBTQIA+ students.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided, with a special meal prepared by HMI’s own Chef Geraldo.
The summit will take place from 10 am to 2 pm on September 16, 2023, at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, 2 Astor Place, 3rd Floor, New York, NY. Check-in will begin at 9:30 am. HMI is fully wheelchair accessible and is located closest to the R, W, and 6 trains, and is a 10-minute walk from Union Square.
To register for this summit, you must be between the ages of 13 and 19. For adult staff, professionals, and parents, HMI’s Advocacy and Capacity building team is offering a two-workshop adult & staff series with eligible CEUs from 10 am to 2 pm.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Please fill out the corresponding registration form
INTRODUCING SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
We look forward to seeing you on September 16th!
Puzzled about Health and Wellness?!
This workshop will focus on empowering young folks to make informed choices about their health, bodies, and relationships while also learning about consent and safety.
Home Is Where the Heart Is
The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP) team will present on NYC’s first Host Homes Program. The workshop will cover the basics of our program, along with ways to sign up and get involved. There will be an interactive activity about the importance of housing and wrap-around services and how they can sustain lives.
Storytime! with Spencer and Elena
Join us for a creative arts storytelling workshop with members from the Counseling and Case Management team. Together, we will co-create an original story and then embody it to playfully share with each other. All youth are welcome!
Financially Lit with The Stock Market Game
Come participate in an open discussion about the significance of financial literacy, imagining a brighter financial future, and a collaborative play of the online Stock Market Game.
School Year Ahead Vision Boards!
Attend the back-to-school summit and create your own School-Year-Ahead Vision Board! Attendees/youth will be provided with art materials to create an art piece representing how they would like their school year ahead to look. This piece can include images, words, textures, and colors related to personal goals, development of socialization and relationships, exploration of academic subjects, and extracurricular interests (music, dance, cooking, art, etc.).
DIY Fashion Workshop
Get ready to customize your very own back-to-school outfit! HMI’s Member Navigator Aaniyah will help you navigate the world of glitter, fabric, and fabulousness with the chance to customize a backpack, t-shirt, and denim jacket.
ADULT & STAFF WORKSHOPS
Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Youth
This workshop will focus on supporting adult-allies to expand their capacity to build safer spaces for LGTBQIA+ youth. Participants will expand on concepts of safety, develop culturally reflective and intentional community invitations, reorient with the gender pronoun recognition tool, develop strategies for addressing pronoun use, examine the LGBTQIA+ youth support readiness assessments, and dive into best practices to enhance their skills and toolbox.
Transparency Talk: Demystifying Transgender Identities and Experiences
This workshop is designed to foster understanding and empathy for trans individuals by engaging in candid conversations, breaking down stereotypes, and demystifying the diverse range of transgender identities and experiences.
This live in-person program is approved for social work continuing education hours by the Hetrick-Martin Institute, 2 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003, in accordance with the New York State Education Department’s Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for NY Licensed Social Workers #SW-0668, and the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0104.