In cooperation with Orlando Youth Alliance, Winter Park PRIDE Project, Inc. will be offering grants to support Winter Park youth and young adults in the pursuit of their dreams. Teens and young adults living in Winter Park, FL (incorporated and unincorporated) are eligible to apply for one of four scholarships/grants being awarded in December, 2023. Application deadline is midnight, November 15, 2023
The Winter Park PRIDE Project and the Orlando Youth Alliance are pleased to announce "Pursue Your Dream" grants were awarded on March 6th, 2022 to two students who call Winter Park their home.
Rowyn Sam (he/him) and Cory Cordery (he/they) each received $750 grants to pursue their passions. Both attend Lake Howell High School, Rowyn a senior and Cory a junior.
With his father, Ivan Sam
"I tend to be the person that no one talks to but everyone knows of. In the past two years, I have also come out and transitioned socially. Having an opposite experience of what could happen, I was more accepted and included after I came out than before. Being able to grow into my own person instead of clinging to other people’s ideal version of me."
With their mother Sheri Cordero
"I’m very lucky to have the people I do in my life, my parents are supportive and the people I surround myself with are the same. However most kids don’t have that. I want to make sure that I can do my best to be there for those who need my help."