As the month of May comes to a close, we’re looking forward to what’s to come. June is Pride month, and that means Journeys has a lot on the calendar.
Journeys ATC, is the community outreach team for the organization, and it takes the reigns on our big plans for Pride. Let's take a look at what they have in store:
We’ll, of course, be present at Nashville Pride, one of our favorite partners! Nashville Pride is one of our employees’ favorite events of the year. Journeys and our parent company, Genesco, is headquartered in Nashville, which means this event is in the backyard of many of our Home Office employees. They love to go out and support, and it means a lot to them that we’re right there with them! This year we’ll have huge signs, banners, and everybody’s favorite: Journeys giveaways!
Next, we’re headed across the country to several other Pride parades and smaller, local events. Journeys employees are given eight hours of paid community outreach to attend events of their choosing. Pride events are some of our most popular events, and we LOVE that our employees can get involved in, celebrate, and dedicate their time to causes they care about. This year we’re backing them with banners, signs, and giveaways, as well as parade entries and more!
Lastly, we’ll take a closer look at our partnership with The Trevor Project and the impact that it’s had on LGBTQ teens and youth across the country. The Trevor Project is a nonprofit organization focused on crisis intervention for LGBTQ teens. It also conducts research and provides guidance and resources to parents and educators in order to foster safe and inclusive environments for LGBTQ teens and young adults in their lives.
We’ll look at their Stories of Pride: The Power of Us campaign and how it celebrates and uplifts LGBTQ young people and those that support them.
Be on the lookout for more throughout the month of June as we share photos, videos, and more on the blog and our social channels. Happy (almost) Pride!