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Summer of Sasss Needs a HOUSE!

$1,150 of $175,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 25 days
Created March 29, 2019
Provincetown, Mass:

For the past two summers this queer paradise on the tip of Cape Cod has hosted a life-changing start-up program. Summer of Sass is a seasonal work exchange for young adults 18 to 20 who hail from parts of the country where, as program founder Kristen Becker once said, “the only place to be gay is a bar.”  

“Their families may be very supportive, but the kids are stuck at home—they get bullied when they go out,” said Becker. “Summer of Sass lets them feel safe in a nurturing environment.”  


Kristen is a lesbian comedian who grew up in Louisiana, an experience that was not so funny. “Living in an oppressive area motivated me to start Summer of Sass. We always tell young people that it gets better. So let’s show them that welcoming places do exist where they can be themselves and look forward to the future.”

The program matches young people with summer jobs, provides transportation, arranges a place to stay, and offers access to professional counseling. Participants are expected to contribute financially, but they can’t be expected to cover all expenses. Housing is the biggest and most costly challenge.

“Like many places that depend on tourism, P-Town is incredibly expensive to live or even rent a small room,” Kristen said. “We are trying to build a sustainable program and that takes some serious funding.”

So far host families have offered rooms at vastly discounted rates. But the program’s goal is to fund permanent living arrangements along with a resident assistant. To raise money for the effort, Sass has launched a new website and social media campaign. Visit them at Summer of Sass.com 


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Founded in 2017 by comedian Kristen Becker, Summer of Sass is a seasonal work program geared toward LGBTQI young adults 18 to 20. Sass brings participants to Provincetown, Massachusetts to experience an accepting environment that is literally a safe harbor for those who may never have experienced a supportive community. Sass matches participants with jobs, arranges housing, and provides transportation and access to counseling. For more information, visit SummerofSass.com.
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Summer of Sass founder Kristen Becker sums up why Provincetown is uniquely qualified location to help steady the ships of queer folks.
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$1,150 of $175,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 25 days
Created March 29, 2019
Funds raised will benefit:
Provincetown Community Compact
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Provincetown, MA
EIN: 043208909
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