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Welcome Friend Association to host transgender youth advocate for online event

Jeanette Jennings is the mother of a transgender youth whose story has been documented in the series 'I am Jazz'
2021-06-03 Jeanette Jennings
Jeanette Jennings

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WELCOME FRIEND ASSOCIATION
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Jeanette Jennings, mother of transgender youth, Jazz, whose story has been documented in the series I am Jazz will appear via livestream Sunday, June 6 at 11 a.m. (Eastern)

Jennings brings her experience and perspective as the parent of a trans youth to the Rainbow Online Connection (ROC) Parent Program which provides support for parents of 2SLGBTQ+ youth.

Often parents of trans youth feel that they are alone with their questions and their feelings of loss and helplessness as to how to support their trans child.

Welcome Friend Association’s Rainbow Online Connection Parent Support Program’s message is simple – You are NOT alone. 

The group provides support through access to local community resources, panel discussions and on Sunday, June 6 speaker Jeanette Jennings who will answer questions and share her journey.

About Jeanette Jennings
Jeanette Jennings is a proud mom of four adult children: Arial 25, twins Sander and Griffen 23, and 20-year-old transgender activist Jazz. She is happily married to her soulmate Greg.

Jazz was diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria at age 3 and socially transitioned to a girl at 5.

This was in 2005, when there was very little known about transgender children, so Jeanette and her husband Greg decided to share Jazz’s story on 20/20 with Barbara Walters.

Since then, Jeanette has been a fierce advocate for transgender youth. 

Their family is featured on the award winning docu-series, I am Jazz.

Jeanette is the president and co-founder of the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation. She spreads her message of unconditional love and acceptance through media and speaking engagements nationally.

About Rainbow Online Connection (ROC)
Rainbow Online Connection (ROC) Summer 2021 will serve participants (ages 12-18) with the opportunity to connect this summer through at-home activities and staff-led interactive programming.

Choose from a variety of engaging online programming in education and activism, artistic endeavours, and active outdoors.

Each week of ROC will include a physical 'camp in a box' mailed to you full of program materials and swag!

Weekly themes include: artistic endeavours, leadership and activism, music and movement, and Let the Gaymes Begin! 

Camp dates:
    •    Artistic Endeavours: July 4-9, July 11-16
    •    Leadership and Activism: July 18-23, July 25-30
    •    Music, Movement and Mayhem: Aug. 2-6, Aug. 9-13
    •    Let the Gaymes Begin: Aug. 15-20, Aug. 22-27

To register, please click here.

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