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What started as a small event in 2015 with around 40 attendees has grown into a beloved event that over 400 youth and school staff across the state of Michigan attend each year. The BAMM Pride Youth Summit is a space that LGBTQIA+ youth can be themselves, make connections, and learn new things. We strive each year to provide attendees with an impactful, free experience that will have a positive effect on the young people, their GSAs or other clubs, and their schools. With BAMM's 10th anniversary event on the horizon, MOASH and GVSU dream of bigger and better things for the BAMM Pride Summit.
The first three BAMM Pride Summits were made possible due to a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH). When the three-year grant term ended, Grand Valley State University provided and continues to provide a generous sponsorship that helps sustain the event. MOASH is committed to keeping BAMM a free event for all attendees, but with rising costs and no dedicated grant funding, the event is increasingly expensive to host each year. 100% of the donations to this campaign will go directly to supporting the costs surrounding the BAMM Pride Summit, including the cost of food, free busing for attendees, event t-shirts, and speaker fees.
Supporting this event will help support the hundreds of youth who look forward to attending the BAMM Pride Summit each year. Youth thrive when they have the support of their community, so please help us provide community to hundreds of youth in Michigan. Check out our donation tiers to see what your donation is helping to support. You can also make a donation in honor or memory of someone.
We will include the names of all who donate (that choose to be included) in the program for our 10th annual summit!