Since 1993, The Laurel Foundation has provided year round educational and support programs to at-risk children, youth, and families. Through our Camp Laurel resident programs, life enhancement workshops, support groups, collaborations and various year round support programs, The Laurel Foundation is a powerful antidote to the challenges that at-risk youth face (populations served are youth affected by HIV/AIDS, transgender and gender diverse youth and other at-risk youth populations). Our programs empower each participant to overcome the adversities they face.
Programs for Children, Youth, and Families Affected by HIV/AIDS
The Laurel Foundation has served children affected by HIV/AIDS for over 27 years.
Through residential camps and day events, The Laurel Foundation works to increase each child’s self-esteem and empowers them through the development of important life skills needed to build independent, successful and healthy lives. For more information on programs for families affected by HIV/AIDS, Please click here. Para Español oprima aqui.
TRANSGENDER/GENDER DIVERSE PROGRAMS
Programs for transgender/gender diverse youth and families
In 2017, The Laurel Foundation expanded its services to include transgender/gender diverse youth.
The inaugural camp in 2017, provided campers an opportunity to enjoy traditional camp activities like archery, swimming, and kayaking, while being surrounded by peers who understand their unique experiences as trans youth. The Laurel Foundation aims to build an inclusive, gender affirming community for transgender/gender diverse youth and provide them an opportunity to meet adult mentors and role models and creating a positive self-identity. For more information on our programs for transgender/gender diverse youth, please click here.