Interactive space allows guests to interact with animals and learn about Zebra Coalition® members and services
ORLANDO, Fla. – Tuesday, October 2, 2012 – The Zebra Coalition® will participate in the Come Out With Pride 2012 Orlando Festival on Saturday, October 6, by presenting the Zebra Village, an interactive space that will allow guests to learn more about the Zebra Coalition members and services, interact with animals from the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens and enter for a chance to win one of two Yamaha Scooters.
“We are excited about the opportunity to educate our community and allies about the great work that the Zebra Coalition is doing for youth in Central Florida,” said Dexter Foxworth, director of the Zebra Coalition. “We are so thankful for our community partners such as amaZulu, Inc., Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, The Imagination House and the Microsoft Store for supporting our efforts.”
The Zebra Coalition® was established in response to the growing number of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (“LGBTQ“) youth who are experiencing homelessness, bullying, extreme physical and sexual abuse, isolation from their families, and a wide range of life challenges or setbacks.
The Zebra Coalition® is a network of 18 Central Florida social service providers, government agencies, schools, and colleges and universities that provides a full continuum of services to at-risk LGBTQ youth. The Zebra Coalition® members include: The Center for Drug Free Living, The City of Orlando Housing and Community Development, The City of Orlando Police Department, The Coalition for the Homeless, Equality Florida, The GLBT Community Center, GLSEN, The Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Inc., Human Services Associates, Inc., Joy Metropolitan Community Church, Metropolitan Business Association, Orange County Public Schools, Orlando Youth Alliance, PFLAG Orlando, PFLAG Brevard County, Rollins College, Stetson University, and the University of Central Florida.
The Zebra Coalition® is a network of Central Florida social service providers, government agencies, schools, and colleges and universities that provides a full continuum of services to at-risk Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Coalition assists young people facing homelessness; bullying; physical, sexual and drug abuse; and isolation from their families with individualized programs to guide them to recovery and stability. The Zebra Coalition also operates a 24-hour youth crisis hotline (1.877.90 ZEBRA), emergency and short-term housing and provides the Zebra Coalition House as a safe haven and community resource. For more information about the Zebra Coalition®, visit http://www.zebrayouth.org.