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The shrieks from kids racing down the slide, the laughter of grandparents playing with their grandchildren, the crack of a bat connecting with a fastball as the crowd cheers. These are the sounds that echo throughout Veterans Memorial Park in Newport, Pennsylvania. Just a couple of years ago, this park wasn’t so lively.
With smartphones, iPad and laptops, many of us take for granted the ease of accessing the internet. But for LGBT youth who may be homeless or housing insecure due to familial homophobia, the Cyber Center at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center serves as a lifeline.
Even though Abby Delserone grew up in a family of utility workers — her cousin, uncle and grandfather all worked in the power industry — an engineering career wasn’t always on her radar. “I was originally applying to colleges as a psychology major,” she said. “I really didn’t have much exposure to STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) careers. I wish I would’ve had a broader sense of career opportunities in high school.”