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Rainbow Alley Volunteer Wins Award
Rainbow Alley Volunteer Kevin Maza won HRC Colorado's Outstanding Youth Award, and we couldn't be happier for him. The HRC Colorado Outstanding Youth Award recognizes the work that a youth (individuals 23 or younger by the nomination deadline) has accomplished in working towards goals of social justice. In addition to his volunteer work at Rainbow Alley, Kevin has also worked on the DREAM Act, Project VOYCE , and serves as the president of his school's GSA.
Kevin serves as a youth volunteer in Rainbow Alley 8 hours a week while attending school. He was interested in increasing his efforts to support LGBT youth in the community, as well as prepare for college. Not only does Kevin assist with orienting new youth to the drop-in center but he also aides in the preparation and facilitation of programming and events in the space. Rainbow Alley Director Cory Barrett says, "Kevin is a bright star and breath of fresh air to everyone he meets. His compassion for othetrs and his passion for social justice is inspiring and advanced beyond his years. He is truly destined to be a recognized leader and force within the LGBT movement."
Kevin feels that he has a calling to empower and educate the LGBT youth community. In regard to his volunteer work at Rainbow Alley, he says, "When I got involved with Rainbow Alley at The Center as a youth volunteer, I knew that I was going to be learning more about myself and my community as well. It is truly a blessing for me to be a part of a movement that is so vast and requires heart and dedication."