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The Skipping Stone Foundation is pleased to announce our first annual scholarship benefit on Friday, May 26th 2017 at the Jack Singer Lobby at Arts Commons.

This year, we are hosting Jessica Herthel, LGBTQ2+ youth advocate and co-author of the critically acclaimed children's picture book about a transgender girl, I Am Jazz.

A Harvard Law School graduate, Broward Country Public School LGBTQ guideline and curriculum developer and former Director of the Stonewall National Education, Jessica now travels across North America concentrating on national speaking engagements, school district consultations and the imperative need to make schools and communities a safer place for all children.

This family-friendly event begins at 6pm with a catered reception and opportunity to meet and greet with Skipping Stone members and Jessica. At 7pm, Jessica will lead us in an inclusive and insightful discussion of what it means to be an ally and how to support the transgender and gender diverse youth in our lives. To end the evening, following the presentation we’ll be serving a little dessert.

All proceeds from this evening will go to Skipping Stone Foundation’s scholarship program.

We are thrilled that in our first year, we’ve been able to award $2000 in scholarships to youth who have made a positive impact on the trans and gender diverse community.

Through the proceeds of this evening, our aim is to be able to disperse over $10,000 next year.

Tickets are on sale now and you can learn more right here through our website or directly through the Arts Commons box office.

We hope to see you there!