|By Marketwired .||
|March 24, 2014 12:05 PM EDT||
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/24/14 -- Continuing the steady growth of its global movement for humanity, unite4:good today announced that The Trevor Project has joined a rapidly growing group of non-profit organizations as a Founding Affiliate.
Fueled by a mission to create a kinder, more inspiring society of individuals, global philanthropist and entrepreneur Anthony Melikhov founded unite4:good. Together with the Founding Affiliates, the movement is committed to a message of "inspire:empower:share:love" and inspiring positive action so a day will come when the number of people who want to help outnumber those who need it.
"The Trevor Project strives to empower youth who are LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) to be proud of who they are and to dream for a future through our safe and supportive crisis intervention and suicide prevention services," said Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. "We are proud to partner with unite4:good to expand our reach to more youth, sharing a message that they are valued and deserve the chance to dream for the future."
Together, through combined efforts with organizations such as unite4:good, The Trevor Project is helping to save the lives of teens and young adults across the nation. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth as young as 10 through age 24 in the U.S. Youth who are LGBTQ are significantly more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers, and research suggests the reason is because they face higher rates of rejection, fear, prejudice and hate, simply because of who they are. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to this vulnerable population.
"We sometimes forget how vulnerable humanity can be," said Mr. Melikhov. "Organizations like The Trevor Project remind us of the effect that a single human being can have on another. By teaming up with The Trevor Project, we can help spread our mission of kindness and acceptance across our nation, and to other cultures beyond ourselves."
unite4:good is a revolutionary global movement that will establish a new standard whereby acts of kindness and service become so valued and celebrated that everyone chooses to make them a part of their daily life. Through empowering action, creating new programs, and uniting both individuals and organizations in innovative ways -- we will inspire positive and lasting change on a global scale. unite4:good will encourage everyone to inspire, empower, share and love. www.unite4good.org
About The Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. A leader and innovator in suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best practice suicide prevention educational trainings, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives.