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Groups, Programs, & Clubs

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Youth Meetings

LGBTQIA+ Youth Meetings (for ages 14-17) cover a wide range of topics, from safe sex and healthy relationships, to LGBTQIA+ issues, to open mic and game nights, and everything in between. Attendees are encouraged, though not required, to participate in the conversation, while learning various tools for maintaining happy, confident, and healthy lives.  Programming is led by our Peer Leaders and Adult Advisors.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM 

NAGLY Salem

If you want to attend via Zoom please reach out to Tony@nagly.org several days before the scheduled meeting.

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Transcendence

Transgender and non-binary youth have specific questions and concerns over and above those we might address in our regular youth meetings, and Transcendence is there for them. Led by transgender and non-binary adult advisors and peer leaders, this group allows those questions and concerns to be answered in a supportive, understanding environment.  This group is for LGBTQIA+ youth ages 14-23.

Fridays, 6:30-8:30pm

NAGLY Salem

If you want to attend via Zoom please reach out to Tony@nagly.org several days before the scheduled meeting.

Have questions? Contact the coordinators Alex H. at 
Alex@nagly.org or Sylvan V. at
Sylvan@nagly.org

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Little Rainbows

Little Rainbows is a group designed for youth between kindergarten and Elementary school age to work within the space on social skills, communication, proper play skills, all in a safe and affirming space.

Parents/guardians must accompany youth to this group.
 

This group will be split into two hours.   The first hour will be spent with the family and the group facilitator in a large group.  This time will be spent providing resources, experiencing the space together, and expressing gender identity and self-expression.  The second hour will be spent with the facilitator and the children working in a group setting.  Proper play skills, communication, and social skills will ensue.  The idea of this group will be an entry into affirming one's identity and developing the social skills needed for the transition into middle school.

Every other Wednesday

5:00-7:00pm

Check the calendar for specific dates.

NAGLY Salem

Join the Facebook group by clicking here.
 

Have questions? Contact the coordinators AJ H. at

ajhof28@gmail.com or Maria N. atmarianapoli13@gmail.com

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NAGLY North

NAGLY North is a satellite of NAGLY that meets in Newburyport.   Meetings are for students in grades 6-12 who identify as LGBTQIA+. 

First and third Wednesdays of every month, 5:30 PM

Meets at the Newburyport Senior Center at 331 High St., 2nd Floor, in Newburyport

Have questions? Contact the coordinator Tarah M. at

tmacgregor@cityofnewburyport.com

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Mental Health Counseling 

Please see the counseling tab for details.

Counseling services are provided for any NAGLY youth who are currently involved with groups, programs, or clubs at NAGLY Salem or at any of our satellites.   Counseling is provided for free with no insurance necessary.

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Voices: Empowerment-Centered Support Group 

Voices is a goup that focuses on:

  • Empowerment and Advocating for yourself and others

  • Boundaries: healthy vs unhealthy

  • Sexual assault prevention and conversations

  • Building healthy and lasting relationships 

  • Advocacy for our community and injustice 

  • Empowering yourself with resiliency and self-determination.

 

This group is for LGBTQIA+ youth ages 13-18.

Hosted by NAGLY and the YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center

Fridays, 4:00-5:30 PM

NAGLY in Salem

Have questions? Contact the coordinators at kristin@nagly.org or 

gventura@ywcanema.org

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Drop-In Counseling for Survivors of Sexual Assault

In cooperation with the YWCA of Northeastern Massachusetts Rape Crisis Center

Services are provied to LGBTQIA+ youth ages 14-23.

Mondays, 4:00-6:00 PM with Hannah

Fridays, 3:00-5:00 PM with Hannah

NAGLY Salem

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Clubs & Socials

All clubs and socials are held at NAGLY Salem.

Clubs are for youth, aged middle school to 23, unless otherwise noted below.

Art Club

Weekly on Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 PM

Have questions?  Contact Tony@nagly.org 

Drama Club (PRISM):

Every other Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 PM
Check the calendar for exact dates

Got questions? Contact the coordinator Adam K. at adamk@nagly.org

Dungeons & Dragons

See below for information

Kitchen Skills Workshops

See below for information

LGBTQIA+ Youth Party

Last Satuday of every month

5:00-7:00 PM
Ages middle school to 23

Language Arts Lab

See below for information

Reading Incentive & Book Trade-In Programs

See below for information

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Queer Community Yoga

Open to all LGBTQIA+ community members.  All ages and skill levels are welcome to join.

 

Lean into vulnerability, embrace discomfort, and live your true authentic self in a safe and brave space

Every other Wednesday, 5:00-6:15 PM

Check the calendar for exact dates

Led by Tony Leone

Have questions?  Contact the. coordinator at Tony@nagly.org

 

Bio: Tony Leone (he/him/his) RYT-200, 100hr, 300hr certifications in multi-style yoga is also the Program Director at NAGLY and has 10 years of experience within the field of direct support, training, leadership, and education. Along with a degree in mental health counseling and group support. Before beginning his journey, he taught special education and developed his skills for over 6+ years working within the realm of social-emotional learning and education.  Tony has earned his yoga teaching licensure in multi-style yoga, a mindfulness and meditation certification, and a certification in trauma-informed yoga for adolescents, specializing in Yoga cognitive behavioral therapy (Y-CCBT).

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Middle School Youth Group

Our Middle School Youth Group's primary function is to lessen the isolation, depression, and uncertainty many youth feel during their pre-teen years. The meetings are casual, talk is enthusiastic, and support is abundant! All meetings are supervised by adult advisors, who lead the conversations and activities.  This group is for LGBTQIA+ youth in middle school.

 

Mondays, 6:30-8:30 PM

NAGLY Salem

If you want to attend via Zoom please reach out to Tony@nagly.org several days before the scheduled meeting.

Have questions? Contact the coordinator Danny L. at 

danny@nagly.org.

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Educators & Parents in Communication
(E.P.I.C.) 

The Educators and Parents in Communication Group's ("EPiC") mission to assist parents, educators, and caregivers in becoming the best advocates and allies for their children/young people who identify within the LGBTQIA+ community.  Meetings are focused on providing valuable information regarding risk reduction, gender identity, LGBTQIA+ culture, resources, and a host of other topics.  All meetings are facilitated by adult advisors and are a safe space for caregivers to seek resources, information, peer-to-peer support, and a better understanding of the issues that affect our LGBTQIA+ youth.  Meetings are free from judgment and respectful of attendees' input and concerns. We welcome you to join us, as it is affirming to know that others are undertaking similar journeys with their children.

Third Monday of every month

6:30-8:30pm

NAGLY Salem

Have questions? Contact the coordinator 

Kathy R. at kvanriper@jri.org

Queer Adulting

Queer Adulting

This group is for LGBTQIA+ young adults ages 18-23.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM

NAGLY Salem

If you want to attend via Zoom please reach out to Tony@nagly.org several days before the scheduled meeting.

Join the Discord server by clicking here.

Have questions? Contact the coordinator 

AJ C. at AJC@nagly.org

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Cape Ann NAGLY

NEW!  Cape Ann NAGLY is a flloating satellite site.   That means we'll be holding events, including, youth parties, cookouts, drag education/events, outdoor activities, and more, across the greater Cape Ann community. 

 

This group is for LGBTQIA+ youth aged 14-23. 

Have questions?  Contact the coordinator Tonyat Tony@nagly.org.

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NAGLY Lynn

NAGLY Lynn is a satellite of NAGLY that meets in Lynn.  This group is for LGBTQIA+ youth ages 11-18.

Second Monday of every month,

5:30-7:30 PM

Meets at Raw Art Works at 7 Central Square in Lynn

Have questions? Contact the coordinators Tricia J. at

JohnstonP@lynnschools.org or Cody W. at Cody@nagly.org

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Drop In Hours
& Activities

Drop by to hang out with other youth and utlize all our center has to offer.   Fridays, have special offerings during drop-in hours; see below.

 

All LGBTQIA+ youth, ages middle school to 23, are welcome.

NAGLY Salem

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM

Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 PM

Fridays, 3:00-8:30 PM: 

  • Kitchen Skills Workshops, see details below

  • Video game development studio, weekly

  • Empowerment chats, see details below

  • Language Arts Lab, see details below

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Krava Maga & Self-Defense Classes

Krav Maga is a system of self-defense developed by the Israeli military, and first taught to the public by Mr. Imi Lichtenfeld, the system founder. Krav Maga is not a combat sport but rather a simple and effective fighting system designed for self-protection, and is intended to be practical and instinctive regardless of age, gender identity, or physical size. 

The program offered at NAGLY will teach students to avoid situations with preventative and de-escalation methods, and to respond to common attack scenarios while developing their self-defense capacity. 

Our instructor, Mike Leonard, began practicing Krav Maga in 1994.  Mike holds the rank of sixth degree black belt (M1) and is a second generation student to the system founder. 

Open to Middle school aged youth to age 23, including staff/volunteers

First and third Wednesdays of each month, 6:00-7:00 PM

NAGLY Salem

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Voices Presents
Empowerment & Advocacy Through Communication: A Discussion Group

Join our VOICES group for a laid-back chat and conversation about self-empowerment and advocacy through communication, in school and in life.  The group will share tools and tips to regulate and build resiliency skills in the face of challenges while empowering yourself and others.

Every other Friday, 5:15 PM

See the calendar for specific dates

NAGLY Salem in the Health & Wellness Room

Have questions? Contact the coordinators at kristin@nagly.org or 

gventura@ywcanema.org

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Case Management

Mondays by making an appointment by clicking here

NAGLY Salem

Get support with employment, mental health resources, housing insecurity, education, employment, applying to college, or other personal goals. 

Educational
Groups, Programs, & Clubs

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Ordinary Magic: Building Friendships Group

Need support building friendships, making friends, or connecting with other peers? Come check out our building friendships group.  We will be working on supporting you on how to build these relationships!  Open to ages 11-17.

OUR PARTNER: CASTLE HiLL
Castle Hill further attends to the needs of their community partners who serve youth (schools and community-based organizations) through
professional development, workshops, and strategic consultation. Castle Hill continues to join the local and national movements to raise awareness about mental health.  Each year they
challenge stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support youth and their family members.

DATES AND TIMES

Every other Monday, 3:00-4:30 PM

Check the calendar for specific dates.

NAGLY Salem

Have questions? Contact the coordinators at 

sdorberman@jri.org or

coachdavidjoseph@gmail.com

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Language Arts Lab

Come get your creative juices flowing with this weekly group that includes writing, reading, poetry, script design, and more.   If you attend three sessions, you will receive a $20 gift card for participating!

 

Fridays, 5:00 PM

Tech center of NAGLY Salem

Have questions? Contact the coordinator Jennifer W. at Jennifer@nagly.org.

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HEARRT

The Healthcare Education And Risk Reduction Team (HEARRT) promotes individual and community wellbeing by providing healthcare education and risk reduction intervention. 

Topics include:

  • Risk reduction resources

  • Safe sex and sexual education

  • Consent

  • Risk factors including alcohol, drugs, and tobacco and vape usage

  • Health education

  • Testing for HIV and STDs

Have questions? Contact the coordinator.

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Tutoring

Do you need extra support in school? NAGLY offers tutoring in most subjects at the middle school, high school, and college levels. These sessions will be conducted by one of our tutors at NAGLY. If you complete three consecutive tutoring sessions, you'll receive a gift card!

For LGBTQIA+ youth ages middle school to 23

To sign up for tutoring click here.

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Kitchen Skills Workshops

Come see what’s cooking up at NAGLY at our new Kitchen Skills Workshops! Learn cooking techniques, recipe scaling, menu prep and design, budgeting skills, and math skills through this weekly program.

 

For LGBTQIA+ youth ages middle school to 23

Fridays, 4:00 PM

Kitchen of NAGLY Salem

Have questions? Contact the coordinators at Adam K at AdamK@nagly.org

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Reading Rewards Program & Book Trade-In

NAGLY has over 3,000 LGBTQIA+ titles to choose from in our library!  

 

Read one full book and write a summary to earn a $10 gift card.  Limit one per month per youth.  Check in with our librarian for a list to choose from.

 

You can also play book bingo for a larger prize!  Get a book bingo card (by contacting our librarian) and read five books (that are located up, down, or diagonally on the card).  If you then write a report about each of them, you'll earn a larger prize!  Limit one per month per youth.

 

We are also offering a book trade-in program. Bring in a book and receive a book!  All books must be approved by our librarian first.

Have questions or need a list or approval?  Contact our librarian Jennifer W. at Jennifer@nagly.org.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club

NAGLY's Dungeons & Dragons Club is for ages 11-17.  To join, send en email to Tony@nagly.org.  The club meets on Mondays, 4:30-6:00 PM at NAGLY Salem or on Zoom.  However, you must email Tony before attending.

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N-TALE

N-TALE is NAGLY's Training & Leadership Education Program.  The program provides internships and/or community service hours to high school students and college-aged interns. 

N-TALE program also partners with local schools and districts to collaborate with NAGLY and to provide resources, programming, and conferences. The N-TALE program would like to be embedded into all North Shore school districts within the next few years. 

 

For more information, visit the

N-TALE page.

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