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June 1st, 2017

JASMYN Prism Network Launched

Are you a young professional or JASMYN alum aged 25 – 40 who would like to connect, network, and increase your engagement with JASMYN? A terrific group of activists, volunteers, and supporters is formalizing a Young Professionals and Alumni chapter just for JASMYN! The chapter bylaws were drafted by a task force over several months in 2016, and were approved by the JASMYN governing board earlier this year. An annual membership fee of $30 includes an entry to #StridesForPride. Want to learn more?

JASMYN Prism Network Bylaws

If you are ready to join, please complete the JASMYN Prism Network Membership Application 2017 and email to Karen C. Dixon:

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May 3rd, 2017

2017 Alternative Prom

Young people ages 13-23 and JASMYN alumni are invited May 12th at 7 PM to Prom.

Thank you to all the incredible sponsors, volunteers, and donors making the 2017 Alternative Prom possible! We are especially grateful to the Museum of Science & History, serving as our host again this year, and to presenting sponsor, Citi!

Youth Council chose the theme, “Gothic,” and our decorators and volunteers are hoping to live up to their vision! If you are interested in volunteering, contact:

March 16th, 2017

2017 Strides for Pride 5K

Strides for Pride is a 5k Run/Walk  for kids of all ages! More than 1,000 folks filled the park in 2016 to show their pride and support for LGBTQ young people.

General Information:

6th Annual Strides for Pride 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, April 29, 2017 – Riverside Park
7:00 AM: Registration; 8:00 AM: 5K run/walk starts
Register to Run Today!

Help make this event the best ever by presenting the race, sponsoring a youth runner, or supporting a team! Click here for more details.

January 12th, 2017

Teaching Respect for All 2017 Conference

Calling all teachers, guidance counselors, and school administrators! Join JASMYN and Gender Spectrum for the 9th Annual Teaching Respect for All Conference. Thanks to incredible supporters, admission is complimentary, but registration is required!


November 15th, 2016

Making the Holidays Brighter 2016

You can help make the holidays sparkle a little brighter this holiday for young people who count on the JASMYN campus for support. With your help, we’ll be stuffing 50 holiday stockings on December 14th!

The Youth Council brainstormed a wishlist of items; some are practical, some are just for fun, all will be treasured. Can you help?

We’ve even set up an Amazon wishlist to make it easy! Sort by “high priority” to move the most requested to the top of the list. Please be sure to have all items delivered no later than December 11th so we can ensure all fifty stockings will have roughly the same items.

  • Portable Phone Chargers
  • $10 Gift Cards for Food / Coffee
  • Head Phones with Mic
  • Lip Gloss / Lip Balm
  • Gum / Breath Mints
  • Gloves/Hats/Scarves
  • Body Spray / Fragrance
  • Candy
  • Pocket Hand Sanitizer
  • Body Lotion
  • Nice Pens
  • Notebooks
  • Costume Jewelry

Thank you for helping to hug young people this season!

November 2nd, 2016

You’re Invited: 2016 Gathering in Gratitude

To all the incredible volunteers, friends, supporters, and alumni of JASMYN – we are so grateful for you! Please join us for a family-friendly reception

Saturday, November 5th

3 – 5 PM

Bottega di Bella Sera

919 King St, Jacksonville, Florida 32204

Valet Parking Available!

Tickets are not required, but RSVPs are requested – please register here! Our host – Catering by Liz – is preparing a fantastic selection of unique hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic fall beverages; your response will help in planning.

This Special Reception honors Volunteers, Supporters, JASMYN Alumni, and Young People Advancing to Young Adulthood (Blasting Off!) from the JASMYN House in 2016.

This event is made possible by Presenting Sponsor

Additional support from:

Wells Fargo, Drs. Barry Stevens and Rori Stevens, and Catering By Liz

May 18th, 2016

10th Annual Coming Out Day Breakfast

Featuring Keynote Address by Sarah McBride, Activist & National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
University of North Florida, University Center

Tables are available with Sponsorship; limited individual tickets are also available online.

May 3rd, 2016

Making Prom Dreams Come True

The 16th Annual JASMYN Alternative Prom is scheduled for May 13th! On May 3rd, the community is asked to #GiveLocalJax and help make this prom spectacular. A donation of any amount will help build a stage for performances, bring in a hot meal for the roughly 200 attendees, provide music, decor, and more. The JASMYN Youth Council chose this year’s theme: “Lights! Camera! Fashion!”

Thank you, Citi – Presenting Sponsor for 2016!

There is still time to help be a part of the magic: Donate securely now, and help make our red carpet dreams come true.

April 18th, 2016

Seeking an AIDS-Free Generation

Thanks to the Delores Barr Weaver Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Jacksonville, every donation to JASMYN’s #AIDSFreeJAX campaign will be matched dollar for dollar! Show your support today: donate here on our secure server – any amount will make a world of difference.

To date, through this campaign, JASMYN has already added one full-time Case Manager to our team to help newly-diagnosed young people learn to manage their healthcare and access evidence-based solutions to better outcomes, along with a full-time Health Navigator who helps get young people to the doctor and allied health appointments that keep their treatment plan on track. Learn more about the campaign, and get involved!




October 15th, 2015

Strides for Pride 5K is April 16th!

Run, Walk, Cheer, or Join our Virtual Run Online!

Register to Run or Walk

The 5th Annual Strides for Pride 5K and 1M fun walk will take Riverside and Five Points by storm at 8 AM Saturday, April 16th. Show your pride and support JASMYN young people at the same time! Making our community safer and more inclusive is a good idea whose time has come, no matter who you are or how you identify in the world. Step out, step up, and STRIDE!