Upsidedown wrote our mission statement together:
We are awesome. This is a place where you can be whoever you want to be. We can change the world together.
At Upsidedown, we create space that is respectful of everyone, where youth 12 and younger who are gender non-conforming, transgender, or whatever else, can connect, have fun, and change the world. We meet every other week, and decide what projects and activities to do together. In the past we have had ice cream parties, gone to Frankie’s Fun Park, made yard signs protesting Amendment One, created an educational video about starting Gay-Straight Alliances, and many other awesome things!
iNSIDEoUT and Upsidedown are a big family of youth of all ages. We are always connected to each other through our leadership, support, and awesomeness!
There are two different groups for kids to create spaces with others who are similar ages. We meet at different times, but you can choose to participate in both groups! Upsidedown is for kids 12 and younger, and iNSIDEoUT for 13 and older. However, it’s up to YOU to figure out where you fit best! And it’s okay to be in iNSIDEoUT and Upsidedown! It’s all up to you and what feels right. We want you to be a part of our family!
To learn more about Insideout, go here.