Queer Youth Updates

A weekly e-newsletter resource for Queer/Ally Youth of Santa Cruz County. A program of the Safe Schools Project.

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Santa Cruz County “Creating Change” Youth Delegate Program

The Queer Youth Task Force is proud to announce the launch of the 2018 CreatingChange Youth Delegate Project. The project aims to bring 2-4 Queer youth leaders to the Creating Change conference in Washington, D.C. from January 22nd-28th.

We are asking for your help to identify and encourage student leaders to apply for this phenomenal opportunity. 

Applications DueOctober 20

The Creating Change conference is the largest annual gathering of LGBT activists, organizers, and leaders in the United States. While this is not a youth focused conference, past youth participants have testified to the power of hearing from national leaders in the LGBT community and the influence that has had on their local activism.

The 2017 Santa Cruz County Creating Change Youth Delegate Program (special thank you to Rishi Lal for the beautiful film) was a tremendous success.

Please encourage student leaders to apply now to be part of the 2018 Santa Cruz County Creating Change Youth Delegate Program!

Students can access the application via the Queer Youth Task Force website (see link below). We expect a competitive pool of applicants so please encourage students to give themselves plenty of time to complete the application process and extend their best effort. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 20th by 5:00 pm. Finalists will be interviewed Tuesday, October 24thbetween 4:30 – 8:30 pm

Please review the cover letter, application and Parent FAQ, while you consider who you might encourage to apply.

In 2018, the project is being sponsored by Delta High School at Cabrillo College but youth throughout Santa Cruz county are eligible to apply.

For more information, contact Stuart Rosenstein at (831) 325-9988 or visit the Queer Youth Task Force.