Bridge 13 Community Education Project: A program of SMYRC & New Avenues for Youth

 **Notice: See for up-to-date information about the SMYRC and Bridge 13 programs.** As of Monday, 3/16/15, Bridge 13 and other SMYRC Programs are no longer programs of Q Center. SMYRC and Bridge 13 have been integrated as services of New Avenues for Youth. For information, or to schedule a training, please contact Emily Squires or Seth Johnstone at and


The Bridge 13 Community Education Project Description (See link above for more information)

Our professional facilitators work with a variety of participants, from social service and medical providers to educators and students, to enhance the safety and accessibility of services and spaces for LGBTQ youth and adults.Of the bridges in the Portland, Oregon area we are, metaphorically, the 13th (The Tilikum Crossing Bridge of The People being the 14th…). The Bridge 13 Community Education Project bridges LGB, queer, and trans* communities with the greater Tri-County community, its resources and its services.

We offer the following menu of trainings. Each of these curricula are flexible to the needs of your group. We will work with you throughout the scheduling process to specify the training to meet your particular goals and improve its relevancy to your line of work.

The Bridge 13 training is a gentle (but challenging!), interactive training that can range in its scope from quite introductory/ 101 to a bit more in-depth/ 201. As facilitators, we work to ensure a balance where, in a single training, folks can be in quite different places in terms of their knowledge of the topics covered.