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Youth Meetings

Youth meetings (for ages 14-23) 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.


5:30-6:30 PM   Social time

6:30-8:30 PM   Meeting


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

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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 youth aged 14-23.

Fridays, 6:30-8:30pm


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

Have questions? Contact the coordinator.

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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


Check the calendar for specific dates.


Join the Facebook group by clicking here.

Have questions? Contact the coordinator.


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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 each month, 5:30-7:00 PM.

Meetings are held at the Newburyport Senior Center at 331 High St., 2nd Floor, in Newburyport

Have questions? Contact the coordinator.


Mental Health Counseling 

Please see the counseling tab

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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Drop-In Counseling for Survivors of Sexual Assault

In cooperation with the YWCA of Northeastern Massachusetts Rape Crisis Center

Ages 14-23

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

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


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Voices: Empowerment-Centered Support Group 

Voices focuses on supporting youth in self-empowerment, personal advocacy, and identifying brave spaces.  Voices encourages youth to nurture inner strength and build confidence in interpersonal skills.  Facilitators will utilize art, play, movement, self-reflection, and group connections to foster a sense of community and build self-esteem.  Voices encourages youth to share their concerns in areas of their life with the support of peers and staff to navigate and make change. 


The group will begin with a check-in, overview of the group, and agenda for the day, followed by interactive activities and breaks in between for snacks and recharging.  All activities are optional, flexible, and modified to support the group as needed.


For youth aged 13-18 

Hosted by NAGLY and the YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center

Last Thursday of every month, 5:30-6:45 PM

See the calendar for specific dates

NAGLY in Salem

Have questions? Contact the coordinator.



Art Club

Weekly on Wednesdays, 3:30-4:00 PM

Book Club: 

Last Friday of every month, 3:30 PM 

Drama Club (PRISM):

Every other Thursday, 4:30-5:30 PM
Check the calendar for exact dates

Dungeons & Dragons: Mondays, 4:30-6:00; for ages 11-14 for the first campaign; contact to sign up or with questions

Mindfulness & Yoga: Sundays, 12:00 PM, no experience necessary, mats provided

Minecraft Club: Fridays, 5:00-8:00 PM
Ages middle school to 18

Roleplaying and lore encouraged

Poetry Club: 

First Friday of every month, 3:30 PM

All clubs are held at NAGLY Salem.

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



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

Have questions? Contact the coordinator.

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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.


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.  ​

For youth in middle school


Mondays, 6:30-8:30 PM


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

Have questions? Contact the coordinator.

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Educators & Parents in Communication

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



Have questions? Contact the coordinator.

Queer Adulting

Queer Adulting

A group specifically for young adults aged 18-23


6:30-8:30 PM


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

Join the Discord server by clicking here.

Have questions? Contact the coordinator.


Cape Ann NAGLY

Cape Ann NAGLY is a satellite of NAGLY that meets in Gloucester.  Meetings are held at the Younity Center at 6 Elm St. in Gloucester.   This group is for youth aged 14-23.

Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 PM

Have questions? Contact the coordinator.

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NAGLY Lynn is a satellite of NAGLY that meets in Lynn.  This group is for youth aged 13-23.

Thursdays, 5:30-8:00 PM

Demakes Family YMCA

40 Neptune Blvd. in Lynn

Have questions? Contact the coordinator.


Drop In Hours

Youth (aged middle school to 23) can feel free to stop by and hang out.



5:30-6:30 PM


3:00-5:00 PM


3:00-8:00 PM 

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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


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Tutoring Clinic

Get help with homework or projects

For ages middle school to 23


12:00-4:00 PM



Case Management

Mondays, 5:00-6:00 PM

By making an appointment by clicking here


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


Building Relationships Better (BRB)

Building Relationships Better is a partnership between the YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center and NAGLY. Our aim is to work within the local community of LGBTQIA+ youth and youth serving agencies to create empowerment, autonomy, and interpersonal skills in the hopes of reducing sexual violence within this at risk population. We do this through education and outreach, with a focus on giving the youth in our community a voice so that we all may learn from each other in this endeavor. There are many types of relationships that need navigating in this world and it is our goal to provide youth with the building blocks necessary to do so with confidence and respect.

Have questions? Contact the coordinator.

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