Youth Leadership Academy

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San Diego Pride is proud to host the Pride Youth Leadership Academy. 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 day that includes historic context, LGBTQ resource education, team-building activities, and panel discussions that inform and motivate participants to be successful in all they do.

The youth of today are the future of tomorrow. YLA is just one program run by San Diego Pride to ensure that LGBTQ youth and allies have the resources to be effective in installing change and progress in their communities and throughout their lives.

This program is free and open to junior-high and high-school-aged youth. You can help fund this program and our other youth programs by donating here.

New in 2019: returning YLA participants and youth with leadership experience can apply to join the second track and bring their leadership skills to the next level.

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Schedule

YLA 101
8:30 AM – Check-in, breakfast, mingling
9:00 AM – Welcome
9:15 AM – Icebreaker
9:30 AM – Identity 101
10:15 AM – OUT on Campus
11:00 AM – Morning Break
11:15 AM – Know Your Rights
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Exhibit Tour + Group Photo
2:00 PM – LGBTQIA2+ Health
2:45 PM – OUT in the Werqplace
3:30 PM – Afternoon Break
3:45 PM – Youth Empowered: Group Public Education Campaign Projects
5:00 PM – Group Projects – Presentations
5:30 PM – Closing Ceremony
5:45 PM – Youth Mixer with resource tables

YLA 102
8:30 AM – Check-in, breakfast, mingling
9:00 AM – Welcome
9:15 AM – Icebreaker
9:30 AM – Organizing for Change
10:15 AM – Identity+
11:00 AM – Morning Break
11:15 AM – Racial Justice in the LGBTQIA2+ Community
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Exhibit Tour + Group Photo
2:00 PM – Get to Werq!
2:45 PM – Sex Ed Advocacy
3:30 PM – Afternoon Break
3:45 PM – Youth Empowered: Group Public Education Campaign Projects
5:00 PM – Group Projects – Presentations
5:30 PM – Closing Ceremony
5:45 PM – Youth Mixer with resource tables

Apply here!

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