Our Vision

As participants in the 8th leadership class of Next Level Trainings (VIP 8), part of our transformational curriculum is to create a large-scale community service project for a local non-profit. Our team has chosen to support Kaleidoscope Youth Center, and we created  massive results for them in just 30 days! Kaleidoscope Youth Center works in partnership with young people in Central Ohio to create safe and empowering environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally youth through advocacy, education, support, and community engagement.. 

Our Results

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$100,000
Fundraised

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Over 10,000
Items Donated

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456
People Impacted

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10
Events Held


VIP 8 Columbus proudly supports Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Kaleidoscope Youth Center is the only organization in Ohio solely dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their allies. 

Founded in 1994, the mission of Kaleidoscope Youth Center is to work in partnership with young people in Central Ohio to create safe and empowering environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally youth through advocacy, education, support, and community engagement.

Their vision is for youth across the spectrums of sexual orientation and gender identity to live healthy, whole lives with acceptance and freedom from oppression. They stay true to their mission by intentionally partnering with young people to create and implement programs and services that enhance the lives of LGBTQ youth and allies in five key areas: social and behavioral health; holistic health and wellness; life-skills development; identity affirmation and community building; and leadership development, empowerment, and advocacy.


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Our Team

OUR TEAM LEADERS

Team Captains
Erin Michel, Co-Captain
Nellie Coriveau, Co-Captain
Mike Bowers, Co-Captain

Events Committee
\Jessica Dixon, Captain
Sara Sturgil, Co-Captain

Construction Committee
Eric Oakden, Captain
Cheryl Dawkins, Co-Captain
Kristina Steinhour, Co-Captain

Fundraising Committee
Olga Gerchik, Captain
Jim Frey, Co-Captain

Wine Tasting Event Committee
Jim Frey, Captain

Public Relations Committee
Cory Dippold, Captain
Sara Hegarty, Co-Captain

Digital Communications Committee
Lisa Ragland, Captain
Amy Sharp, Co-Captain
Anthony Williams, Co-Captain

Tangible Goods Committee
Rania Altaher, Captain
Casey Chory, Co-Captain

Volunteers Committee
Richard Blades, Captain
Josh Emory, Co-Captain

OUR TEAM MEMBERS

Freddy Adenuga
Sierra Alley
Shivi Bhardwaj
Born Jewel Brown
Cynthia Byrne
Nicholas Copley
Renzo Cordero
Sean Cordero
Shelly Corpman
Andrea Daniel
Dominick DeMasi
Andrew Gerbers
Chardenae Golden
Cashay Golden
Cedar Hansen
Gina Heath
Ray Heddy
Jenna Kennedy
Christopher Kent
Ted Kinney
Ellie Kofman
Rae Larson
Lindsay Ledford
Douglas Mack
Ahmad Mahmoud
Jammie Martin
Barbara Mason
Carol Mitchell
Tanaka Mupinga
Ivan Nikolov
Victoria Pastore
Dickie Schwitzerlett
Jill Short
Juan Sntimo
Travis Sira
Sara Sturgill
Bobbie Timmons
achel Tutera
Pay Ulloa
Maryjeanne Walsh
Jamie Wehrle
Katie Wells
Kelly Wright
Lisa Wurm
Richard Yang
Kirsten Zeng
John Ziss


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