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Our Youth Leadership Team (YLT) is formed each semester with the goal of creating lasting change in our community. We are hosting groups virtually because of COVID.
Our Youth Socials are each Wednesday from 3-4:30 and we provide a safe, affirming, fun, LGBTQ space for folks to gather and talk about topics and experiences! We are also hosting our youth socials online because of COVID, the link is https://tinyurl.com/lgbtqyouthsocials
Our program is fueled by the leadership of youth & young adults that live in the communities we serve! Each semester we recruit interested and motivated youth to join our youth leadership teams (YLTs), which run in 6 month cycles with home-bases in Napa, Santa Rosa, Calistoga or Sonoma.
The YLT is a team of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) youth that create events and advocate for change in partnership with LGBTQ Connection. YLT gives youth the opportunity to learn how to be a part of a team and be community leaders. If you know a youth that would benefit from being on this team, nominate them. If you're a youth, apply yourself!
We will have two cross-county teams. In response to the needs of the current moment, both team's projects will include racial justice as a primary focus.
Teams re-launch each semester (Recruit in January to start in February and recruit in July to start in August).
The teams meet once a week for 5 intensive months. That intensity is what we’ve found that it takes to come together as a team and organize impactful youth projects and events for our community. These projects bring people together across generations and cultures to build a stronger, more vibrant, and more inclusive LGBTQ community.
Our counselors are gender affirming and supportive of any sexual orientation, if you need an appointment with the counselors, do not hesitate to reach out.