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#Dare2Workshops

Introducing: LGBT YouthLine’s #Dare2Workshops! 

Ever wanted to achieve coolness by making TikToks, singing slightly less off-key, making yourself up for drag, or meditating your way through the pandemic? 

Maybe not….but the moment you weren’t waiting for has finally arrived!  

This Pride season, in the midst of massive pandemic-related upheaval, we Dared2Imagine something better – and asked you to do the same.  

Now, we DareYou to Dare2 join us in trying something new.


What is #Dare2Workshops?

Through LGBT YouthLine’s Dare2Workshops, you will participate in entry-level workshops designed to teach the ABC’s of a variety of different skills, knowledges, and talents. Pick the ones that appeal to you, and forget the ones that don’t – but don’t be intimidated by your perceived lack of ability. Everyone is here to learn and try new things together …. so, ‘kind of sucking’ – and daring to go on anyway – is the number one requirement for participation!  

Why #Dare2?

  • Support LGBT YouthLine! All workshop proceeds help LGBT YouthLine continue to serve 2SLGBTQ+ youth across Ontario. This is particularly important during this period of mass pandemic-related isolation.
  • Support youth-led programming! In keeping with LGBT Youth Line’s philosophy and practice of empowering 2SLGBTQ youth, the Dare2 series will primarily be facilitated by 2SLGBTQ youth with a hidden talent that they want to share with others. 
  • Develop & flex your skills! Maybe you have a secret talent and love for origami that you’ve never discovered…but who knows until you try!  
  • Have fun! Ultimately, we’re not looking to create a Paper-Folding Master out of this whole series but to bring us together, in the spirit of curiosity, creativity, and humility, to cultivate new interests, pick up new skills, and have fun while doing so! 

How do I #Dare2? 

Between November 2020 – March 2021, we will be hosting a series of virtual workshops focused on learning or engaging in a specific skill. Each workshop is hosted by an ‘expert’ who has donated their time to guide you through the topic, and create a fun, no-judgement experience for you!  

If you are interested in any of the workshops below, click on the title to see more details and register. For each workshop, you have the option to purchase a ticket based on a sliding scale of $20 to $50.

Workshop

Date

Time

#Dare2TikTok

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

6:30-7:30pm EST

#Dare2Sew

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

7:00-8:00pm EST

#Dare2GiftWrap

Mid-December 2020

#Dare2Yoga

Early January 2021

#Dare2Sing

Early February 2021

#Dare2Budget

Early March 2021

#Dare2DragMakeup

End of March 2021


Note: After 5 years, #Dare2Workshops is a new pilot fundraiser launched to replace Craftathon and adapt to the changing needs. We thank everyone that has been involved and attended Craftathon over the last five years. We hope you will join us as we move to a new chapter – you can read our Craftathon epitaph here.