We are launching a new chapter for Transformations in order to center the leadership, wisdom and experiences of trans young women of color and trans young people in survival mode and without traditional systems of support. Our new programming will include a micro-grant cycle (grants up to 1k) to support these young people twice a year, as well as a general monthly emergency fund program. We will prioritize funding for these groups of trans and nonbinary youth seeking support with housing stability, educational and leadership development, gender-affirming medical costs and leading community programs. We will also offer virtual workshops and training online, as well as be available as an organization to help other agencies build TGNC programs. With this new focus, we can expand our outreach to now include a three-state area, specifically focusing on the Ozark region and Midwest, i.e. Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. We will no longer operate drop-in groups, but instead hold quarterly pop-up field trips and gatherings that prioritize TGNC youth and are open to our larger TGNC community for connection, mentorship and support. We will continue to embrace using social media and our website as a hub for resources, and move viral educational content to Tik Tok to reach young people further, and use Instagram for deep-dive conversations. Our leadership will also prioritize the voices and wisdom of transgender women of color, and we will kick-off these new changes with a two-day virtual summit focused on Transgender Women of Color leaders and influencers on August 11-12, 2021.

We are working hard on preparing a full season of innovative virtual programs and will release information on when these programs and events will go live soon. Please check back here for more information!

If you are a TGNC young person and have ideas or suggestions about a specific workshop topic or theme, please feel free to reach out to us and share!

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Programming

We are excited to share that we are launching a new webinar series - hosted monthly and virtually to provide culturally specific professional development that is free for young people and on an affordable sliding-scale fee for older folks in our communities.

Free

Free Admission

For Young People (24 & under)

$10

Reduced Admission

For those with limited income

$25

General Registration

All are welcome to attend.

Our webinar series is created and facilitated by our Program Director, Merrique Jenson. Merrique is a well-respected seasoned trainer and consulting coach for a variety of service providers and youth-serving institutions in our region. We encourage you to register to attend one of these upcoming webinar topics and develop deeper skills to support trans and nonbinary young people in your lives!

All of our webinars will be offered on the Zoom platform and the webinar link will be sent out prior to the training time.

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After-School Special on Them* & Now:

Lessons from School & the Educational Field on Supporting Trans & Nonbinary Young People in the Ozarks & Heartland for the past 40 years

Friday, October 15th (12pm - 3:30pm CST)

Registration Link Here

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Affirming Trans & Gender-Expansive Clients of Color:

Addressing Institutional Racism & Transphobia In Social Service Agencies, Culturally Specific Best-Practices & Case Scenario Group Work

Friday, November 12th (12pm - 3:30pm CST)

Registration Link Here

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Harm Reduction 101:

Introduction to Care Model, Complimentary Advocacy Techniques & Approaches for Support

Friday, December 10th (12pm - 3:30pm CST)

Registration Link Here

Feel free to reach out to us by email (transformationskc@gmail.com) if you have further questions, would like to know more about the diverse range of our training content, or would like a webinar offered for your agency or community!

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About Our Events

We are launching a new chapter for Transformations in order to center the leadership, wisdom, and experiences of trans young women of color and trans young people in survival mode and without traditional systems of support. Our new programming will include a micro-grant cycle (grants up to 1k) to support these young people twice a year, as well as a general monthly emergency fund program. We will prioritize funding for these groups of trans and nonbinary youth seeking support with housing stability, educational and leadership development, gender-affirming medical costs and leading community programs.

We will also offer virtual workshops and training online, as well as be available as an organization to help other agencies build TGNC programs. With this new focus, we can expand our outreach to now include a three-state area, specifically focusing on the Ozark region and Midwest, i.e. Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. We will no longer operate drop-in groups, but instead hold quarterly pop-up field trips and gatherings that prioritize TGNC youth and are open to our larger TGNC community for connection, mentorship and support. We will continue to embrace using social media and our website as a hub for resources, and move viral educational content to Tik Tok to reach young people further, and use Instagram for deep-dive conversations. Our leadership will also prioritize the voices and wisdom of transgender women of color, and we will kick-off these new changes with a two-day virtual summit focused on Transgender Women of Color leaders and influencers on August 11-12, 2021.

We are working hard on preparing a full season of innovative virtual programs and will release information on when these programs and events will go live soon. Please check back here for more information!

Workshops

We take pride in creating an engaging curriculum, providing nutritious meals, and hosting intentional workshops for our youth! Here are examples of facilitation tools we use to create virtual and in-person spaces that are safe and affirming to young people.


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We’d love to hear from you. Please share with us any ideas or suggestions about a specific workshop topic that can be done either virtually, in person, or a type of community program you’d like to see. Feel free to reach out to us and share!

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