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The It Gets Better Project

Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves. The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.In September 2010, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry to inspire hope for young people facing harassment. In response to a number of students taking their own lives after being bullied in school, they wanted to create a personal way for supporters everywhere to tell LGBT youth that, yes, it does indeed get better.

 

Winter Weather & School Closures Info

The easiest thing for you to do is to follow this link to SCCC's inclement weather pageThe college provides links to announcements of all school closures and late starts on this page. I don't know what the weather will be like this winter, but if it's snowing out, check to make sure that classes will be held before you head out into nasty weather!

 
 

The H1N1 Virus, also known as Swine Flu, is especially prevalent in people ages 18-49; that's those of us who work in or attend colleges and universities. Follow this link to learn more about the illness and about ways to keep germs from spreading.

http://seattlecentral.edu/faculty/jgeorg/SwineFlu.htm

Remember, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, NOT your hand!!

 

Need to get a hold of me?

Jacquie George, ESL Instructor
Seattle Central Community College
Basic Studies Division, 2BE3122
1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
206.934.5432

jacqueline.george@seattlecolleges.edu