Project Connect is an after school club that supports and recognises individuals of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.
Project Connect meets twice a week after school.
A regular meeting could range from discussing LGBTQ topics, creating posters to bring awareness to LGBTQ issues, crafting, dancing, and sometimes planning events!
On April 27th, Project Connect is organising IESN's participation in the worldwide movement - the Day of Silence. On this day, students will take a pledge of silence to raise awareness for the discrimination and harassment that LGBTQ+ youth too often experience.
20180522: Added to this post - We had 472 students sign up for the event which was awesome to see such support and enthusiasm for the event. As far as feedback, we noticed a lot of individuals who weren't signed up were discussing the event throughout the day and the event itself sparked a lot of conversation regarding LGBTQ+. This was the primary goal of the event, to raise awareness. Our hope is that we use this day of awareness to now break the silence that LGBTQ+ individuals face, and speak out when we see individuals being bullied or harassed. Not only here at school, but in the community and worldwide.