Youth Opportunities

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"Writing Our Own Dictionary" 
Web Series

 

Hear first-hand from LGBTQ+ people about what their various labels and identities mean to them, in their everyday lives.   Join the "It Gets Better Project" for the four-part web series, “Writing Our Own Dictionary.” All episodes available to view on YouTube at the link below.

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Join the NAGLY
Outreach Team

 

Youth are invited to join NAGLY's Outreach Team  

  • Represent NAGLY at events, outings, and workshops

  • Develop organizational and public speaking skills

  • Share your stories and experiences

  • Build relationships with Community Partners

  • Participate in valuable trainings

  • And more!

Contact Tony Leone at tony@nagly.org if you're interested.

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Camp Lightbulb

 

Camp Lightbulb offers camps to LGBTQ+ youth.  They've gone virtual to keep LGBTQ+ youth connected no matter where they call home. 

Click below for more information and to find out what upcoming camps that they're offering.

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Literary Website Looking for Submissions

The Witchery has a new literary website and is looking for poetry, art & experimental video submissions.  The folks at the Witchery are friends of NAGLY.  Please click below to check it out.

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Check Out the

Queer Teen Podcast

 

Listen on:

or wherever you get your podcasts.

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The Theater Offensive

 

The Theater Offensive mounts and produces festivals and individual productions by national and local queer performers, and also serves as a development environment for new theatrical work.  

They have a variety of programs throughout the year.  Check out their website below for more information.

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Watch "How Life Is: Queer Youth Animated"

 

Watch "How Life Is: Queer Youth Animated", a special 10-episode short film series to celebrate Pride Month 2021. The films cover the experiences that LGBTQIA+ youth navigate, such as coming out, blended families, relationships, peer acceptance, homophobia, parity, and more.

 

The first two episodes premiered on June 1st.  New episodes will be released in pairs on Tuesdays throughout the month on June 8, 15, 22, and 29.  Click below to watch.

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Q Chat Groups

 

Q Chat Space provides online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19. It is not a forum. It is live and chat based; there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time.

Conversations are facilitated by experienced staff who work at LGBTQ+ centers around the country.

Q Chat is a collaboration of Center Link, PFLAG, and Planned Parenthood

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Do You Know Someone Who Needs Help with Rent, Food, or Utilities?

 

If you know someone or you are someone in the NAGLY community that needs help with paying for food, utilities, or other daily needs, NAGLY has a number of gift cards to help out NAGLY community members.  If you are reading this now, we consider you part of the NAGLY community.  Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need assistance.   

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Watch "Queer Youth Changing the World" Series on YouTube

 

“Out in Front: Queer Youth Changing the World” is the new "It Gets Better Project" docu-series that offers a look into the lives of five LGBTQ+ activists who are using their voices to champion a better tomorrow.  Click the button below to watch. 

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Become a Peer Mentor for the NAN Project

 

THE NAN PROJECT'S PEER MENTORS ARE YOUNG PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH LIVED EXPERIENCE WHO USE THEIR STORIES OF RESILIENCE TO PROVIDE HOPE IN SCHOOLS AROUND MA.
PEER MENTORS RECEIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING, SUICIDE PREVENTION, AND LIFE SKILLS.

EARN A $250 STIPEND FOR COMPLETING 4 DAYS OF TRAINING:

DECEMBER 9, 14, 16 & 21 10:00AM-3:00PM

Training is located in Everett, MA

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Attention Storytellers!  Share Your Story of Kindness

 

Calling all storytellers! If you have an aspirational + kind story you want to share, Channel Kindness would love to hear from you!   

Channel Kindness is a digital platform launched by Born This Way Foundation with the purpose of empowering young people to create a kinder and braver world. Through the power of storytelling, they hope to inspire their audience to spread kindness, encourage acceptance, and elevate the stories of good that happen in our communities each day.

What type of content they’re looking for: Stories can be written or audio.  They love first-person essays with an aspirational tone. Just think: What hopeful or uplifting story do you want to share with others?   They're also looking for content that reports on the kind, compassionate, and brave individuals, organizations, and events that shape our communities!

Find out more information and how to submit your story by clicking below.

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Blogs For and By LGBTQ+ Youth

 

Check out the Youth Voices Blog, an online blog for LGBTQ+ youth by LGBTQ+ youth. Youth Voices exists to share the perspective of the world from the eyes of today’s queer youth through various forms of media.  Click below to head to their site.

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Free Online Library of Audiobooks and Ebooks

 

OverDrive is an online library where you can check out audiobooks and ebooks for free.  OverDRive has a wide variety of books, but Candid for OverDrive has a selection of books for "diversity, equality, and inclusion".  To use OverDrive, you'll just need a free, public library account.  If you don't have one contact, your local public library.  To get started with OverDrive, click below.