LGBTQ+ Identities in Cultural Context
- Residential only
One session offered:
- June 7-12
All noncredit, residential USF Pre-College programs involve Sunday afternoon move-in with dinner provided and Friday afternoon move-out with breakfast and lunch provided.
- Grade Level: Rising 10 -12
- Prerequisite: None; This program is open to any eligible student interested in LGBTQIA+ lives and issues, regardless of personal identity.
POSSIBLE GUEST SPEAKERS AND SIGHTS
- Director of St Pete Pride Luke Blankenship (a USF alum)
- Florida state representative Jennifer Webb (a USF alum and former employee)
- Ez Rodriguez of the Safe Schools Initiative of Equality Florida
- Gulfport Library LGBTQ Collections librarian (an ALA award-winning LGBTQ+ library)
- TransAction intern and community activist Prin Ocea
- Gulfport Beach Park
- Youth Services at Metro Inclusive
- LGBTQ+ Identities in Cultural Context is a weeklong residential opportunity for pre-college LGBTQIA+ and ally students to experience USF campus life while learning concepts presented in USF courses. Participants will connect research and scholarship on the lives and contributions of queer-identified people with constructive, hands-on individuals.
- Two key elements of LGBTQ+ Identities in Cultural Context are:
- Making personal, scholarly, and professional connections with affirming community members, businesses, and organizations to explore the ways that careers, activism, and life skills interconnect.
- Exploring the way that LGBTQIA+ identities intersect with other identities like race, age, religion, socioeconomic class, and more.
Learning outcomes: STUDENTS WILL ENGAGE IN HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES AND INSTRUCTION TO:
- Name, describe, and connect the importance of key figures, periods, and events in LGBTQ+ history.
- Discuss the ways in which sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity, class, and other categories of identity intersect in regard to LGBTQ+ people and issues.
- Relate their personal identities and interests to viable career fields.
- Apply current and learned skills to addressing a community need in a collaborative fashion.
- $1,250 and it includes:
- Accommodations in Maple/Cypress Suite Residence Hall
- All Meals: Three meals are provided per day at USF Dining Halls with snacks during residential life programming included
- Academic instruction and program oversight by USF faculty
- All Academic Materials
- Access to USF Library Archival Research Resources
- Field trip to St. Petersburg, Florida for hands on learning, community service opportunity, and community engagement sessions
- USF Pre-College Gear: Drawstring Bag, Lanyard, Poncho, and Journal.
Celebratory Conclusion Luncheon
- Students present week recapture with meal provided for participants and family
- Residential Life Programming: Includes USF Tampa Campus Tour, Affiliates Tours, Student Mentors, Nightly Recreational Activities
Prospective Career Fields
People who have training in Women’s and Gender Studies go on to a variety of career fields, including, but not limited to:
- Public Health
- Victim Advocacy
- Trauma Interventionist
- Human Resources
- Project Management
- Video Game Writing
- Multimedia Coordinator
- Higher Education and K-12 Education
- And many more!
- Merit and need-based scholarships are available for USF Pre-College Programs.
- 10% scholarships available to dependents of USF Alumni, Faculty, Staff.
- All students must complete USF Pre-College Scholarship Application for Scholarship considerations.
Program application deadlines
- May 1, 2020 Program Application Due - ALL June & For Credit Programs
- Fill out the online LGBTQ+ Identities in Cultural Context program application.
- Once you complete your program application, USF Pre-College staff will send you an email confirmation.
- If you’re interested in USF Pre-College need-based and merit scholarships, you can apply to these using the scholarship application link in your program application confirmation email.
- Students must submit the program application before submitting a scholarship application.
Scholarship application deadlines
- March 23, 2020 Priority Scholarship Review - Program Application Due
- March 30, 2020 Priority Scholarship Review - Scholarship Application Due
- May 8, 2020 Final Scholarship Application Due - ALL June & For Credit Programs
Included with your acceptance will be the information needed to complete your registration. Since there is a possibility for the program to reach capacity prior to the registration deadline, we recommend that students complete their registration at their earliest convenience.
- Students will have supervision during classroom hours, meals, and on evenings or weekends.
- Students will follow the USF Pre-College contract policies and procedures.
- There will be a ratio of at least one staff member per max 20 students.
- The department faculty, graduate assistance, and chaperones are all background checked.
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