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True Colors – Building Connections between Youth in Care and Mentors
February 15, 2012

In this free NRCPFC webcast, NRCPFC staff, Tracy Serdjenian and Benjamin Muhammad, talk with Robin McHaelen, True Colors Executive Director, and Christopher Armstrong and Hiram Ortiz, a mentor/mentee pair from the True Colors Mentoring Program. They discuss programmatic mentorship as an opportunity for a youth in care to develop a positive, caring relationship with an adult who can offer support, guidance, encouragement, and connectedness. They also talk about the development and approach of the True Colors mentoring program, including how the program works with and prepares mentors.

About True Colors
True Colors is a non-profit organization in Connecticut that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. In addition to professional consultation, training, youth leadership development and an annual conference, True Colors manages the state’s only LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) mentoring program. Visit the True Colors website to learn more.