One-in-Teen raises more than $5,000

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Nashville’s One-In-Teen has had a successful summer of fundraising, bringing in more than $5,000 from two house parties and a matching donation.

Parties held at the homes of board members Robert McNamara and Frances Bledsoe netted just over $2,700 and a matching donation from board president Carlton Cornett brought the total raised to $5,466.

“We are very pleased and very grateful,” said DeWayne Fulton, program director for One-In-Teen.

Fulton said the monies raised will help offset an increase in rent for a new larger meeting space that the teens moved into last month. The new space almost doubles the previous space, allowing the program to service more teens. They now meet at 109 29th Avenue North, Suite 8. The new location is just off West End Avenue near Centennial Park.

One-In-Teen is Tennessee’s oldest social service agency for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and questioning youth. Formally incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1994, One-In-Teen serves sexual minority youth between the ages of 14 and 21. Its services have expanded since its inception from a weekly support group to now include support for school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs), community education, scholar- ships, and developing alternative social activities for youth, the most successful of which is the annual Gay/Lesbian Prom.

Donations are appreciated and tax deductable. They can be sent to One-In-Teen, P.O. Box 40886 , Nashville, TN 37204.