The first and only Homeless/Shelter/Arts Theatre/Computer Lounge/and School in San Diego dedicated to the academic discipline and study of HIV prevention,anti-defamation in the LGBTQ world,advocacy, and music/art education.
Operation H.Y.P.I. (Homosexual Youth Positive Influence) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the positive development of Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual,Transgendered,& Questioning Youth(LGBTQ), their families and communities in EAST San Diego County.is seeking seed money to have a multipurpose Community Center for The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered Youth and their families. It will provide a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of our organization, institution and culture; H.Y.P.I. cares for our individuals and groups in need; educates the public and our community; and empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential.It will feature on site employment training and job placement,living quarters with showers, hot meals in a student ran community eatery,performing arts platform,cyber center,prevention and supportive services,a media/film documentation department,organic food garden (where members may grow foods to be sold for profit at the local community farmers market and in on site restaurant, a canned food pantry, LGBTQ resource library,and more.mY DREAM IS to have A LGBTQ Center that builds and supports ou reast county San Diego community through advocacy, culture, and health programs and to have hundreds of organizations make my Center their home to teach them inspire them and support them with my own Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
LETTER OF INTENT:
H.Y.P.I. (Homosexual Youth Positive Influence) is a 501 c 3 nonprofit social service organization founded by Mikey Cohen, after completed the Self Expression Leadership Training Course and previous Landmark Forum Curriculum for Life. H.Y.P.I. Seeks to promote academic, artistic, athletic, job skills, and/or life skills and leadership abilities as well as having several staff members acting as muse’s to help these youth is fully self expressed and run with their passions. Money given from your grant with your agency’s help will go towards the general operating funds benefit the lives of San Diego’s LGBTQ teens and young adults in need of financial, medical, psychological, legal support, prosthetic limbs and cosmetic surgeries for transgendered modifications, food, trade school assistance, education in organic botany and onsite housing once all funds are raised for its physical center, Since its creation of a 501c3 Nonprofit in 1999 H.Y.P.I. has been overwhelmed since its inception. Volunteers and staff have actually paid money from their own pockets to help gay youth in need. According to an internal survey, the number of displaced or homeless gay young adults in the program grew sharply last year. The donated funds will be used to connect LGBT youth with food (teaching once homeless displaced youth to grow their own organic vegetables in an onsite garden), temporary or transitional on site housing, legal advocacy, medical aid (including cpr training and working with California medical college to get medical assisting education training, books, and supplies covered), and more. Some of the money will formulate a cyber center, literature, branding, and outreach and hire another staffer H.Y.P.I. prides itself on being different by empowering Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgendered youth ages 14-28 homeless and underprivileged youth within its organization find their calling in life and move out of poverty, establish safe relationships, choose healthy behaviors, build communication skills, master non-traditional occupations, and strengthen their physical, emotional, intellectual and financial well-being. We step in where larger foundations do not by funding smaller, grassroots, gender-specific programs integrating the community at large. In October of this year there is an informal retreat consisting of segements of the Transgendered Community and their proud fathers. I talked to them about the idea of creating a logo for this retreat and having it annually and documenting it and making it a film in such a narrowly depicted part of our LGBTQ Family. For this I need transportation costs,clothing and screening costs,video equipment and editing costs, and seed money for a website and branding…I can do all the marketing,branding,and filming myself that was my empahsis in college and I have a BA In Media Communications.
—Mikey Cohen, Founder.
What is H.Y.P.I?
H.Y.P.I. HOMOSEXUAL YOUTH POSITIVE INFLUENCE 501C3 NONPROFIT is a social service organization founded by Mikey Cohen. BESIDES BEING DIFFERENT AND HAVING TO “COME OUT” many LGBTQ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, & questioning youth often need help forming their identity and don’t often know where to turn. Seeks to promote academic, artistic, athletic, job skills, and/or life skills and leadership abilities as well as having several staff members acting as muse’s to help these youth is fully self expressed and run with their passions. Money given from your grant with your agency’s help will go towards the general operating funds benefit the lives of San Diego’s LGBTQ teens and young adults in need of financial, medical, psychological, legal support, prosthetic limbs and cosmetic surgeries for transgendered modifications, food, trade school assistance, education in organic botany and onsite housing once all funds are raised for its physical center, Since its creation of a 501c3 Nonprofit in 1999 H.Y.P.I. has been overwhelmed since its inception. Volunteers and staff have actually paid money from their own pockets to help gay youth in need. According to an internal survey, the number of displaced or homeless gay young adults in the program grew sharply last year. The phrase H.Y.P.I. is in reference to making positive lesson learning,life changes in the lives of LGBTQ Youth as a way of identifying the fact that the rules of attachment/attractionment are established very early in life. If we don’t begin to recognize this dynamic, developmental process as naturally occurring within the framework of child development, we will be preventing the normal development of all children, heterosexual and homosexual.
How Does H.Y.P.I Help the Community?
H.Y.P.I. helps LGBTQ Youth, Individuals and Families overcome personal and neighborhood struggles. Human service workers, working throughout san diego county for starters, “reach out” by going door to door, talking to people, listening to their problems and helping people come together for the common good & and raise spirits in this enconomy.
H.Y.P.I. helps individuals and families overcome personal and neighborhood struggles. Human service workers, working throughout san diego county for starters, “reach out” by going door to door, talking to people, listening to their problems and helping people come together for the common good & and raise spirits in this enconomy.
H.Y.P.I. takes once struggling and homeless youth off the streets as well as fostering positive mentorships and san diego community wide clean-up and beatification projects allowing
H.Y.P.I.. youth to use creative discretion in layout and planning of project. San diego inhabitants of all walks of life work together to solve community problems.
OPERATION H.Y.P.I Operation H.Y.P.I.Community Action Project-A subdivision of H.Y.P.I provides services that include:
· Advocacy for individuals, children, and families
· Counseling for individuals and families
· Food pantry and clothing ,emergency medical kits
· Cpr training fully paid for
· Referral to social service agencies, schools, community services and programs
· Group activities for children, youth, parents and the elderly
· Child Health Plus insurance program
· Consultation and coordination with other agencies
OPERATION H.Y.P.I. Reach Out Program
The Operation H.Y.P.I. Reach Out Program began in 1999 by Mikey Cohen solely funded by private donations and Mikey Cohen’s own pocket until recently it was put into the red, mikey started this nonprofit, while sitting on the board of directors of the gay youth alliance, @ the san diego center in conjunction with self help and a ba- in communications with an emaphasis in media arts and various other accolades and training from the Self Expression Leadership Training Course and previous Landmark Forum Curriculum for Life. H.Y.P.I. Seeks to promote academic, artistic, athletic, job skills, and/or life skills and leadership abilities as well as having several staff members acting as muse’s to help these youth is fully self expressed and run with their passions. Money given from your grant with your agency’s help will go towards the general operating funds benefit the lives of San Diego’s LGBTQ teens and young adults in need of financial, medical, psychological, legal support, prosthetic limbs and cosmetic surgeries for transgendered modifications, food, trade school assistance, education in organic botany and onsite housing once all funds are raised for its physical center, Since its creation of a 501c3 Nonprofit in 1999 H.Y.P.I. desperately seeks grants to carry out his programs.
H.Y.P.I seeks any additional community support from individuals, organizations and businesses through gifts of food, clothing, furniture and small appliances.
H.Y.P.I. is currently in the red and doesn’t have a physical center to operate out of and is seeking $830,000.00 to keep all of it’s many challenging programs afloat We are seeking any additional community support from individuals, organizations and businesses through gifts of canned food, clothing, furniture and small appliances.
The donated funds will be used to connect LGBT youth with food (teaching once homeless displaced youth to grow their own organic vegetables in an onsite garden), temporary or transitional on site housing, legal advocacy, medical aid (including cpr training and working with California medical college to get medical assisting education training, books, and supplies covered), and more. Some of the money will formulate a cyber center, literature, branding, and outreach and hire another staffer. Founder of HYPI, Mikey Cohen has found 4 multipurpose properties to set-up shop in san diego ranging from $340,000.00-$500,000.00 that turn key ready or ran down with our sites on the big picture at hand…Once funding and a physical center is achieved a new Policy Advisory Council made up of area residents and community group representatives will be formed and will reflect the concerns of the people served. In addition to advising on policy matters, the committee will review programs and recommend new activities. H.Y.P.I. has always had a good reputation in the community and networks and works closely with other agencies,
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Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender* and questioning (GLBTQ) youth face tremendous adversity in a society that privileges heterosexuality and demonizes and oppresses other sexual identities and expressions. Within this culture, to identify as GLBTQ is to be marked deviant and unnatural, marginalized, and to be harassed. In addition, to possess gender non-conforming characteristics often evokes hostility and/or violence.
Research shows that homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism all contribute negatively to GLBTQ youth's mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being, as evidence by high rates of attempted and completed suicide, violence victimization, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, and HIV/STI-associated risky behaviors. However, there are some programs that provide GLBTQ youth with the necessary skills to combat homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of social oppressions that would hinder them from developing into healthy adults.
SEXUALITY AND GENDER ARE COMPLEX AND OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD
Research suggests that sexuality is fluid and most likely influenced by a combination of socio-cultural and biological factors. Sexual identity, behavior, and desire are not always synonymous, but often conflated. For instance, those who engage in same-sex behaviors may not always identify as GLBTQ; a person may not conform to traditional gender roles yet may still identify as heterosexual; and an individual who is transgender may experience same-sex attraction or opposite-sex attraction.[1,2]
By age three, most children can recognize gender and by age 5-6, children have a strong understanding of gender-appropriate behavior. Transgender people report experiencing conflict over their gender assignment throughout childhood and adolescence, often reporting that they feel they are in the "wrong" body.[3,4]
Individuals can become aware of same-sex attraction very early in life, even younger than puberty; they acknowledge or act on it at any point in life. However, since many youth begin to date and have relationships with one another in middle and high school, many GLBTQ teens begin to self-identify as such during this time.
OPEN GLBTQ IDENTITY CAN MEAN FAMILY REJECTION AND MAKE SCHOOL DANGEROUS.
Service providers estimate that 20 to 40 percent of homeless youth may be GLBTQ. According to one study, 50 percent of gay teens experienced a negative reaction from their parents when they came out and 26 percent were kicked out of their home.
Higher levels of family rejection during adolescence have been linked to negative health outcomes for GLBTQ youth.
In one nationwide survey, 84.6 percent of GLBTQ students reported being verbally harassed, 40.1 percent reported being physically harassed and 19 percent reported being physically assaulted at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation.
29.1 percent of GLBTQ students missed a class and 30 percent missed a day of school in the past month because they felt unsafe in their school. GLBTQ who experienced more frequent harassment had lower grade point averages than those who were harassed less frequently.
GLBTQ YOUTH OF COLOR FACE MULTIPLE FORMS OF OPPRESSION
Youth of color who are also GLBTQ face special challenges in a society where racism and homophobia are common and intersect. They not only experience greater discrimination from society as a whole, but may also face rejection or pressure to remain closeted from within their own racial/ethnic communities.
Youth of color are significantly less likely to have told their parents they are GLBTQ: one study found that while about 80 percent of white GLBTQ youth were out to parents, only 71 percent of Latinos, 61 percent of African-Americans, and 51 percent of Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) were out to parents.
GLBTQ youth of color are at high risk for harassment. A nationwide study of homophobia in schools found that more than a third of GLBTQ youth of color had experienced physical violence because of their orientation.
GLBTQ youth of color experience negative sexual health outcomes at high rates. For instance, among men who have sex with men, young African-American/Black men who have sex with men (MSM) bear the greatest burden of new HIV infections. This group experienced 5,220 new infections in 2006 compared to 3330 among young white MSM and 2300 among young Hispanic MSM. Young Hispanic MSM also have a disproportionate risk compared to young white MSM and compared to Hispanic men of other ages.
GLBTQ youth of color report feeling pressure to choose between their ethnic and their sexual identities; these youth are less likely to be involved in gay social and cultural activities than their white counterparts.[12,13]
MANY GLBTQ YOUTH ARE AT RISK FOR UNPROTECTED SEX, SUICIDAL IDEATION, AND DRUG USE
Studies establish links between attempting suicide and gender nonconformity, early awareness of sexual orientation, stress, violence, lack of support, school dropout, family problems, homelessness, and substance use.
According to the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, 89 percent of young MSM reported anal intercourse with a male partner in the past year and 46 percent had unprotected anal intercourse (UAI). Seventeen percent of young MSM in the study reported having had UAI with more than one male partner.
Compared to young men who had UAI with only one male partner, those who had UAI with multiple male partners were more likely to have engaged in UAI with a casual male partner* (77 percent versus 16 percent). Thirty-one percent of young MSM in the study reported drug use during sex.
Young women who have sex with women (WSW) are often regarded as "safe" from negative sexual outcomes. Yet studies have found that over their lifetimes, WSW experience STIs at similar rates to all women, and young lesbians experience pregnancy at higher rates than their heterosexual counterparts and are less likely to use protection during heterosexual intercourse than other women.While limited information on transgender youth is available, one study found that 45 percent reported that they have seriously considered suicide.
GLBTQ youth with more rejecting families are eight times more likely to report having attempted suicide, nearly six more times as likely to report high levels of depression, more than three times as likely to use illegal drugs, and three times as likely to be at high risk for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases than GLBTQ youth with less rejecting families.
SOME POSITIVE TRENDS EXIST, BUT MORE WORK IS NEEDED
The creation of a Gay Straight Alliance within secondary school settings creates a safer school climate for GLBTQ youth and decreases the occurrence of homophobic language.
Research has found that having a lesbian or gay friend is related to more positive attitudes about gays and less tolerance toward unfair treatment of lesbian and gay peers.
Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have "safe schools laws" designed to protect students based on sexual orientation. Only 12 states and D.C. have such laws to protect students based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Laws which specifically address homophobic bullying have proven more effective at curbing bullying against GLBTQ youth in schools.[8,19]
* A person who does not identify with their biological sex; an umbrella term for all who challenge the boundaries of biological sex and culturally determined gender expression.
The Music 4 Change Homeless Shelter/Offices/Advocacy/Cyber Center and Performing Arts/Concert Hall will need approx one half acre of space... Specifics As Per Budget...
The faciility will be open to LGBTQ members and the general public and serves residents of East San Diego with a variety of quality programs for individuals of all ages.
The Operation H.Y.P.I. Education Center is dedicated to offering positive life-changing experiences to children, teens, adults, and seniors. The Education Center provides many of these opportunities with an Internet-based library, visual arts studio, Technology Center, study hall, classrooms, and tutoring rooms.
Performing Arts Center:
Performing Arts Center: A state-of-the-art 25,000-square-foot Performing Arts Center consisting of the of the Bennish Theatre, dance studio, band and orchestra room, vocal and instrumental practice rooms and a large multipurpose conference room. The Bennish Theatre will accommodate Grammy quality music events with seating for 600, motorized orchestra pit, scenic arts facilities and dressing rooms.
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ABOUT Operation H.Y.P.I. (Homosexual Youth Positive Influence) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the positive development of Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual,Transgendered,& Questioning Youth(LGBTQ),DBA Music 4 Change.
Launched December 12, 2012
Location San Diego, California 92115
Awards 3 Time Winner of Channel 10 News Leadership Award for Community Involvement and taking a stand to pay it forward... see www.facebook.com/hypi501c3
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The first and only Homeless/Shelter/Arts Theatre/Computer Lounge/and School in San Diego dedicated to the academic discipline and COMMUNITY OUTREACH FOR STD AND HIV prevention,anti-defamation in the LGBTQ world,advocacy, and music/art education. organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay,bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.I have had the nonprofit www.facebook.com/hypi501c3 for many years which DBA is now WWW.Facebook.Com/Music4Change with the thought about all the live music my father and I support through our efforts with Smooth Jazz Live and Access Media mostly for free,as we photograph, book, interview,merchandise,market and produce live music and networkking with our 1.8 million people viewer/fan base and youtube channels to influence people to enjoy and heal through music! Music For Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race. And with this truth firmly fixed in our minds, we set out to share it with the world. I already have the support and backing of a number of artists but need the money to have a brick and morder building complete with housing,classrooms,a cyber center,and concert hall... Anyone that wishes to help please contact me. Any musicians that wish to endorse,support, volunteer a day to teach music or have resources to instruments,want to put on benefits reach out to me... at email@example.com
GOAL NEEDED TO RAISE: $1,360,211.00 CURRENTLY HAVE $2,136.00
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