We offer customized identity affirming displays for high schools & colleges in our region. These displays offer free resources including self care items for all students, whether questioning their identity or not.
The DRA is a great resource for our school and community. Providing activities and support for inclusion, education, and fun activities for a traditional underserved community is paving the way for a more informed and safer environment for our LGBTQ community. The DRA has worked with our newly formed LGBTQ group; this support has helped many of our silent students step out of the darkness, taking those baby steps necessary to shine in the light of acceptance.-Janice E. Rice, Baileyville Schools Guidance Counselor
We partnered with: Cobscook Experiential Programs, Cobscook Trails, Health Equity Alliance of Maine, Healthy Acadia, Maine Sea Coast Mission, Maine TransNet, Next Step Domestic Violence, OutMaine, Tides Institute & Museum of Art, University of Maine at Machias, Wabanaki Public Health & Washington County Community College.
Resources included were: Suicide Prevention, Substance Use Prevention, Domestic Violence Awareness, LGBTQ2S Support, Gender Info, Sexuality Info, Arts Programming, Leadership Programming & College Information.
Items included were: Pronoun Stickers, Progress Pins, Rainbow Items, Face Masks, Artist Supplies, Treats, Teas, Bubble Bath & Lip Balm.
“Thank you for setting up the Downeast Rainbow Alliance table at Shead! It’s super cute! Hopefully it will bring some much needed awareness!!” -HS Parent
“Fantastic!!! It went really well. We had a couple students who just needed to know ‘Hey, it’s ok! We’re talking about this.'” – Calais Schools Staff
Our 2020/2021 School Year was funded by Downeast Partnerships for Success, Maine Community Foundation & The Jonathan Stein Charitable Foundation.
We give thanks to MaineTransNet for all the ways they support us.