OUT Youth Group
Are you a youth 12- 22 looking for a place to make friends? to just be you? have fun?
Join us for Wednesday afternoon youth group 2:30 to 5 pm.
A place for the youth to explore and express their identities at any point in their journey, a place where they can find supportive peers and adult allies, confidential discussion groups, community-oriented projects and activities, and space to be free of judgment. It plays a critical role and has made a profound difference in the lives of many rural LGBTQ youth.
Each session includes snacks or a meal, support, discussion on important issues and opportunities for social time. Trained adult advisors are always present and new adult volunteers are always welcome. For more information please contact email@example.com
Youth Policy Board
Interested in gaining leadership skills?
Passionate about issues that affect your community?
Concerned about access to health care?
Looking to gain community service hours or school credit?
Wondering how you can make a difference?
Get Involved. Build Youth Voice for Improving Policy. Make Change.
STAND UP, SPEAK OUT
Seeking community-oriented, social justice-minded youth (ages 14-22) from Knox, Waldo, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties who are looking to develop leadership skills.
We will come together to form a volunteer Youth Policy Board to bring about positive change for youth in the midcoast. Youth participants will receive a small stipend.
The Youth Policy Board will meet Sundays: Oct. 14th, Nov. 4th, Dec. 9th, Jan. 13th, Feb. 10th, March 10th, April 7th, May 19th, and June 9th in Belfast 1pm-4pm and we will provide snacks but not lunch. We can assist in arranging carpooling but cannot guarantee transportation to and from meetings.
Still seeking members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Leadership Retreats
The Youth Leadership Retreat programs are to enhance leadership development and reach more rural youth. In May 2017, OUT held its third annual youth retreat at Camp Kieve-Wavus, where 39 youth from Machias to South Portland gathered to learn and network. The weekend proved to be life-changing for many, building a new LGBTQ Youth Leadership Team. These youth need connections and visible adult LGBT mentors to help them see possibility in their futures and reasons to remain in school.
Future dates TBA. For further information please email email@example.com