Adopted Charities – Spring 2021

Our adopted charities for the Spring 2021 #TheEdCollabGathering will be Camp Ten Trees and The Trevor Project

Because #TheEdCollabGathering is a day of free learning, we invite you to donate what you would have spent on coffee, lunch, or even registration for an amazing day like this—pay forward to support others.

Camp Ten Trees was chosen by our Opening Keynote, Mike Curato.

About Camp Ten Trees from their website:

“Camp Ten Trees is a nonprofit residential camp in Washington State. Camp Ten Trees was founded in 2000 by four co-directors and offered its first summer camp session in August 2001, serving just 20 campers. Since that time, we have served campers from throughout the United States and beyond. Camp Ten Trees is a place for diverse youth who share common experiences to come together and form a community that is truly their own. In addition to traditional camp activities like swimming, archery, and nature hikes, campers engage in age-appropriate workshops exploring identity, issues of oppression/privilege, youth coalition building, social justice, and more .”

The Trevor Project was also chosen by our opening keynote, Mike Curato.

About The Trevor Project from their website:

“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 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25 .”

Mike says: “I have chosen two organizations that are doing incredible work for queer youth in America. Camp Ten Trees, which I had the privilege of volunteering at for many years, is a socially-just, youth-empowered camp community for youth of LGBTQ and nontraditional families, LGBTQ youth, and their allies. The Trevor project is an orgnanization dedicated to suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. I hope you’ll make a donation to either or both of these in honor of queer youth everywhere.”

Stop AAPI Hate was chosen by our closing keynote, Christopher Lehman, Dr.  Keri C. Orange-Jones, and Elizabeth Lacy-Shoenberger.
About Stop AAPI Hate from their website:
“In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.”

Chris, Keri, and Elizabeth say: “The expertise and gifts of Asian American and Pacific Islander educators to our profession is beyond measure. With the rise in attacks on these communities, it is critical that we rally to listen, learn, act, and support. Please consider giving to this organization whose 5-pronged approach aims to aggregate information, provide support, and intensify advocacy.”

The Educator Collaborative is proud to adopt these charities during our event and hope you will consider donating to their important causes.

❤ Pay the Joy Forward! ❤

*Disclaimer: Most “adopted charities” are identified by the United States Internal Revenue Service (US IRS) as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations at the time of their selection to the Gathering. View additional data reported to the US IRS by searching the Just Give database (quick results), ProPublica database (records download), or by visiting for information. The charities listed on this website are offered only as suggestions, a decision to donate is your personal choice. By clicking on third-party links that take you outside of The Educator Collaborative family of websites or by making a donation to these or any other charities, through any means, you (a) acknowledge that you are of legal age in your jurisdiction and (b) agree to thoroughly vet a charity before making a donation and (c) you indemnify and hold harmless The Educator Collaborative, LLC, and the presenters listed on this website, and their officers, assigns, members, and staff, from any claims, damages, or other harms arising from your actions.

Supporting charitable causes makes a big difference in their ability to sustain and serve. As with all charitable giving, do your research and when you feel confident in your decision, give what you can.

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