2022-2023 LGBTQIA+/Ally Youth Leadership Opportunities:
The Queer Youth Task Force is proud to announce its Leadership Development Project to inspire, empower, and support LGBTQIA+/Allied youth in Santa Cruz County.
The project develops leadership by facilitating youth involvement in local community service and through participation in local, regional, and national conferences.
- Queer & Trans Youth Council of Santa Cruz County (2022-2023): An LGBTQIA+ youth council made up of representatives from local GSA/QSA/SAGA/Rainbow Alliance leaders, ASB officers, youth leaders from places of worship, and other youth clubs and programs. RECRUITING NOW for 2022-20232 school year.
- Queer Resilience and Empowerment — a Google Classroom: An experience for queer, trans, and allied youth to remain engaged with their peers and community during the school closures. We will post lessons about self-care and mental health, queer theory, queer history, and lots more! Also fun videos, memes, cute animal pics, and other healthy distractions.
- Queer & Trans People of Color Conference: A weekend-long conference for queer and trans students of color who are activists, organizers, and leaders. Registration and permission slip required — applications required and limited availability. More information TBA.
- Gender Spectrum Camp, East Bay, CA (Summer 2023): A weekend camp in Northern California for Trans, Gender Non-binary and Cis-gender youth. Includes travel and overnight accommodations — applications required and limited availability. RECRUITING for SUMMER 2023
- BAYMEC Gala, San Jose, CA (Fall 2022): An annual gala put on by a four-county LGBTQIA+ political action group that has been advocating for the civil rights of LGBT people since 1984. For students who have a strong interest in LGBT politics. RECRUITING for FALL 2022
- Models of Pride Conference, Los Angeles, CA (Fall 2022): A one-day youth-led conference for LGBTQ youth and allies. Includes travel and overnight accommodations — applications required and limited availability. More information TBA.
- Queer, Trans & Allied Student Summit of the Central Coast (October 8, 2022): A local summit featuring workshops for and by Santa Cruz County LGBTQIA+ youth. Open to all middle school and high school students. Watsonville High School, Watsonville, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm.
- Youth Empowerment Summit (YES), San Francisco, CA: A one-day, youth-led conference for LGBTIQ youth and allies organized by the GSA Network. Includes travel organized by local school districts. Registration and permission slip required. More information TBA.
- Creating Change Conference – Virtual Live Streaming (January 2023): A week-long national conference for LGBT activists, organizers, and leaders. Includes travel and overnight accommodations — applications required and limited availability. More information TBA.
For more information, contact us at (831) 427-4004.
Last updated July 26, 2022