On Sunday, March 26, 2023, Safe Schools Desert Cities presented 21 students with the Burton-May Pride Award. This award recognizes outstanding LGBTQ+ students who demonstrate a positive self-image among other LGBTQ+ youth. The awards range from $500 to $1,500 and provide support for educational expenses following high school (trade school, training program, community college, or university). Congratulations to all the winners!

The Burton/May Pride Awards are made possible through the generosity of our sponsors: John Burton and Ken May, Brothers of the Desert, Desert Business Association, Inland Empire Community Foundation, Unitarian Universalist Church of The Desert, Coachella Valley Coffee, Taste Specific, Jonathan Espy, Gloria Kapp & Joan Elliott, Carl Nelson, Tori St Johns, Joe Staley & Stuart Clayton (honoring Joyce Sherrie Clayton), Michael Tillison, David & Heidi Erlanger, Al Jones, Michael McGrady & Ken Thomas, Bill Tumulty, David Powell, UCR Palm Desert Center, Lynn Hammond Catering, Jack Fitzsimmons, and Peter East. We are grateful for your support!

To learn how you can support our scholarship program, see Pride Award and/or Financial Assistance Award.

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