Youth Leadership Academy

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Youth Leadership Academy

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

San Diego Pride is proud to host the annual Pride Youth Leadership Academy (YLA). YLA was created to bring LGBTQ+ youth together from across the region to engage, educate, and inspire our next generation of leaders. Youth who attend YLA come away with the practical skill and committed passion to become agents of change within their own schools and communities. YLA is a fun, inclusive, and intense academy that includes historic context, LGBTQ+ resource education, organizing skills, panel discussions, and team-building activities that inform and motivate participants to be successful in all they do. YLA has three tracks available; Youth Track for middle and high school-aged youth, Parent/Caregiver/Youth-Serving Professional Track, and for the first time in 2022- a TAY Track for young adults (ages 18-24). This track will provide young adults with the skills to make an impact on the causes they care about. The TAY track will focus on the professional and emotional development that our future leaders need to create the long-lasting change they wish to see in their communities.

We will update this website with the workshops, speakers, and community partners as we get closer to November. We cant wait!

Youth Applications Adult Allies Application Young Adult (ages 18-24) Application

Thank you to our sponsors!



San Diego Pride is excited to provide a variety of options for people to come together in ways that feel comfortable, healthy, and safe. We ask each individual to review the guidelines and setting for this event in order to assess their own comfortability with attendance.

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NOTICE: According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. By attending this event, you are acknowledging that you are, on behalf of yourself or any invitees, voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 or any other disease.