The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention program aimed at LGBT young people, was honored today at the White House as part of the Obama administration's Champions of Change initiative.
David McFarland, the Trevor Project's interim executive director and CEO, accepted the honor and met with administration officials to discuss priorities in suicide prevention prior to National Suicide Prevention Week, which begins September 4.
The Trevor Project's work includes a 24-hour phone hotline, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources, and advocacy. It is a major resource for the administration's antibullying program, StopBullying.gov, and will participate in the Department of Education's antibullying conference at the end of September.
Champions of Change: Winning the Future Across America honors individuals and groups that are innovators in a variety of fields. Each week the White House invites a new champion to share ideas. The Trevor Project will be featured on the Champions of Change website beginning Monday.