Parent

OYA is a safe, practical option for your child to find positive role models, make new friends, and discuss the important topics with their peers and become involved in the community. Adult facilitators attend all meetings and events. All adult facilitators have received a criminal background check.

Responsibilities of parents: -Find transportation to and from weekly meetings and events -Attend first meeting to understand the concept of the organization

How parents can be part of the process: -Chaperone events -Donate

Organizations helpful to parents: -Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) www.pflagorlando.org -Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) www.glsen.org -The Trevor Project www.thetrevorproject.org -Human Rights Campaign (HRC) www.hrc.org -Equality Florida (EQFL) www.eqfl.org

How your child can be part of this organization: -Attend weekly peer-support group meetings -Attend Gay Straight Alliance at their school -Participate in the evening and weekend activities of OYA