Social Media Honors for The Trevor Project
Suicide Prevention Organization Honored by StayClassy Prior to Social Media Week, Los Angeles
West Hollywood, CA – The Trevor Project is proud to announce our fifth national social media award, having been honored this weekend with the StayClassy National Award for Human Services. The honor comes in time for Social Media Week Los Angeles, featuring a panel with Trevor’s Ryan Lombardini, Digital Marketing Manager
, on Monday, September 24 at 1:00 p.m. at Entertainment Hub at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028; http://bit.ly/SMWLAtrevor
"Thank you to StayClassy and the Leadership Council for honoring The Trevor Project with this incredible recognition,” said Lombardini. "Our goal for our digital media efforts, as in all aspects of The Trevor Project, is to empower youth to be proud of who they are and reach for their dreams, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."
The Trevor Project was awarded with both a Western Region and National StayClassy Award at a ceremony in San Diego, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 22, broadcast live on Google +. The full ceremony can be viewed at: http://www.stayclassy.org/classy-awards
In addition to the StayClassy Awards, The Trevor Project’s social media efforts are also recognized among the “Social 25” by Social Media Week Los Angeles and has recently been added to the list of "50 Nonprofits Every U.S. Politician Should Follow on Twitter" by the blog NonProfit Tech 2.0. Prior awards include: 2011 Mashable Award winner for "Must Follow Non-Profit on Social Media"; 2011 PR Newswire Earnie Award winner for "Share the Love" campaign with Esurance ; and two-time 2011 Shorty Award winner for "Must Follow Non-Profit" and "Best Use of Video as Part of a Social Media Campaign" featuring Daniel Radcliffe.
“The Trevor Project is honored to be recognized by the StayClassy Awards for Human Services, and we congratulate the innovative efforts of our digital outreach team, Ryan Lombardini, Steven Hannigan and Amit Routh, who work cross-departmentally to reach youth with life-saving, life-affirming messages in digital spaces,” said Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO
of The Trevor Project.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline and instant messaging, digital community, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy. Honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change,” The Trevor Project is a leader and innovator in suicide prevention. Learn more at www.TheTrevorProject.org