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Youth Policy Board

Ages 11-18

Small stipend paid to participants (yes, we PAY YOU!)

Youth Taking Action

Ages 11-18

FREE!

Leadership Retreat Weekends

October 1-3, 2021

Grades 8 – 12

$30 registration fee, scholarships available.

YOUTH POLICY BOARD

As Dr. Suess once said, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” Though The Lorax probably won’t be in your SAT writing section, the words remain true.

The Youth Policy Board is a place to change the problems you see every single day; have support and guidance in creating a group of peers; identify a social issue relating to substance use, bullying or mental health; and research that topic.

The goal — to identify potential solutions and work to implement them in your community! If you have a project you want to work on, or a few friends who would be interested, reach out to OUT Maine and see if your school or community can create the next Youth Policy Board!

Youth must be between the ages of 11 and 18.
Participants are paid a stipend.

To join, please email grace@outmaine.org

YOUTH TAKING ACTION

Ages 11 – 18
FREE!

Our Youth Taking Action Groups take MANY shapes! Any program where OUT Maine supports students and teaches them to address issues of concern — starting a GSTA, achieving gender neutral bathrooms, school policy changes, etc. — meets this definition! Do you have a problem relating to your experience as an LGBTQ+ youth? Want to make change in your school? Do you think we can help? We’d love to hear from you!

To join, please email grace@outmaine.org

LEADERSHIP RETREAT WEEKENDS

Camp Kieve-Wavus – Jefferson, ME

October 1-3, 2021

Grades 8 – 12

$30 registration fee, scholarships available.

Leadership retreat weekends are for students who want to DO something with their energy and passion for the LGBTQ+ community. Join other students from around the state and take workshops on Queer Sex Ed., how to start a GSTA (Gay Straight Trans Alliance) in your school, and roundtables/panels on other social issues and projects pertaining to LGBTQ+ youth! Learn how to implement change in your area from experts already working in those fields!

FMI about the weekend please email info@outmaine.org or call 800-530-6997.