Rainbow Lunch Club is one of the programs offered by Chroma for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and allies! When asked where I wanted to be placed for my high school Co-op class, I fought to get a placement with a program that promotes inclusivity and helps those like me. Everyday students from local high schools walk to the Interaction building to join the lunch program, in a matter of time the space fills with laughter and friendship as everyone comes together in this brave space to enjoy a delicious meal. The program runs from 12-3 every school day throughout the week, except Wednesdays! On Fridays we do “Cooking Day” where the youth join in cooking a fun meal, including anything from tacos in a bag to black bean burritos! I’m thankful this place exists creating a space for our community’s youth to connect and thrive.
—Chroma: Pride, Inclusion, Equality Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides support for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in the Saint John Region. Chroma commits to advocating for and collaborating with our community, as well as providing 2SLGBTQIA+ education to all. We promote positive initiatives for the community and conduct research to highlight gaps in services and policy to encourage positive change.