On June 12, 2016
A man with an automatic assault rifle entered Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Christopher Andrew Leinonen and his partner Juan Ramon Guerrero were among the 49 killed.
At the time, this attack was the biggest mass shooting by a single shooter in modern history of the United States to date, as well as the biggest attack on the LGBTQ+ community in history.
The Dru Project is an LGBTQ+ advocacy organization on a mission to spread love across the nation and promote gay straight alliances. We are doing this by creating a curriculum for high school GSAs to use, should they wish to adopt our program. We are also offering scholarships to students who truly exemplify Drew's spirit for inclusion and unity.
Our GSA curriculum is estimated to launch at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.
Our first scholarships were given out at our launch party on 6/11/17 and we will continue to do this every June!
We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the state of Florida.
The Dru Project is a non-profit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. The purposes for which this organization is formed are exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the guidelines of Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Dru Project seeks to provide support for education on issues facing LGBTQIA community members, assist in the development of Gay-Straight Alliance programs in schools, provide support and consultation for parents of LGBTQIA youth, advocate for greater access to mental health services, and develop future leaders in the LGBTQIA community.