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Project 10 is a Los Angels Unified School District program that provides education and support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning (LGBTQ) students, and other sexual minority youth. Founded in 1984 at Fairfax High School by teacher and counselor Dr. Virginia Uribe, Project 10 has at its core the establishment of confidential, voluntary support groups led by IMPACT-trained facilitators on the high school level. The support groups provide a "safe zone" for discussions of "coming out" issues, school harassment, family relationships, health concerns, and self-empowerment. Over the years, Project 10 has expanded to include designated staff members in middle schools and in continuation schools. Additionally, the Project 10 Teacher-Adviser assists district personnel to implement policies that directly affect the LGBTQ student population.

Other duties include increasing knowledge of HIV/AIDS, STDs, teenage pregnancy prevention, substance abuse, and asthma among the staff, student, parent, and community populations. Support services are also provided to Elementary and Secondary Program Advisers and to school district staff concerning the needs of at-risk and high-risk youth.

Friends of Project 10, Inc., is the nonprofit arm of the Project 10 program through which we are able to support projects and events that are not funded by the Los Angeles Unified School District. They include the LGBTQ Prom, annual conference on the Models of Pride, Youth Lobby Day, Models of Excellence Scholarship Program, and the Make It Real Project. These events are provided at minimal or no cost to the students and are subsidized by private donations.

Judy Chiasson, Project 10 Specialist
Los Angeles Unified School District
333 S. Beaudry Ave, 20th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tel: (213) 241-7682
E-mail: judy.chiasson@lausd.net
Friends of Project 10, Inc.
Dr. Virginia Uribe, Executive Director
115 W. California Blvd. #116
Pasadena, CA 91105

Tel: (626) 577-4553
Fax: (626) 795-0639
E-mail: project10@hotmail.com
Web Site: www.project10.org