Youth Opportunities

Upcoming LGBTQ Youth Virtual Camps


Camp Lightbulb hosts virtual camps to keep LGBTQ+ youth connected no matter where they call home. For 2020, they are going virtual by taking the heart and spirit of their camps online.  Their goal is to bring campers together, supporting them to become their beautiful, true, and authentic selves.

Upcoming camps include:

  • Gaming Camp

  • Cosplay Camp

  • Queerly Beloved (Valentine's Day) Camp

  • Science Camp

  • Trans and Non-Binary Camp

  • QTBIPOC Pride Camp

  • Camp for Queer Women

  • Camp for Queen Men

For more information and to register, click here.

Discussion, Reflection, & Writing & Video Workshops


FPOW TUESDAYS - Every Tuesday night @ 7:00 pm. Starting Tuesday, January 12th.

In this workshop, participants meet with our FPP Queer-identifying Facilitators via Zoom for Discussion, Reflection, & Writing Prompts based on a TOPIC OF THE WEEK. Past topics have included: AGENCY, TRANSFORMATION , ADAPTATION, LOVE, YOUR SUPERPOWER, GENDER, ANXIETY, & more.

Join us on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 to kick it off with the topic - "BEGIN (again)"
& January 19th with "Making How-To Videos for the 21st Century".

This workshop is being run by the Future Perfect Project.  To register, click below.

Understanding & Dealing With What's Going On In Our Nation's Politics


Here are some resources that you can use to better understand this unprecedented time in our nation's government:

  • ​Reach out to others . . . NAGLY staff are available to talk with youth from 9:00am-8:00pm for chat on the Rapid Response Chat.

Apply for a PFLAG Scholarship


Greater Boston PFLAG (GBPFLAG) will be awarding scholarship funds to two high school seniors.  Scholarship are good for up to 4 years of consecutive enrollment in a 2 or 4 year college or technical/vocational school in the next academic year.  Applicants must show demonstrated leadership in improving their school’s climate for LGBTQ+ youth. All students from Massachusetts are welcome to apply regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. 


Applications must be received by January 31.

For more information, email

To apply, click below.

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. 

Queer Comics Workshops


Four Thursdays @ 7:00pm ET, Starting Thursday, February 4th
Every superhero has an origin story, and teach one is totally unique. A combination of visual art, autobiographical storytelling, and activism, participants write their own stories celebrating all the ways they can turn tragedy into triumph, self-consciousness into self-confidence, and pain into power.

This workshop is being run by the Future Perfect Project.  To register, click below.

Interviews with Queer Artists


Every Monday night, we are interviewing a professional queer artist about their experience as a young queerbling and how their queerness intersects with their work.

This workshop is being run by the Future Perfect Project.  To register, click below.

Free Culinary Service Training Program


Root is offering a free culinary program for youth ages 26-26.  Root’s vision is to prepare youth to enter the workforce with confidence, self-agency, and a competitive edge. To do this, Root combines 220 hours of culinary and food service training, workforce preparedness, on-the-job experiences, life skills workshops and social capital, into an intensive 14-week program.

The 14 week program runs Monday-Friday with four hour morning and afternoon shifts. During this time, Trainees attend life skills workshops, one-on-one career readiness coaching, and intensive culinary training in our full catering kitchen.

The program runs from Feb. 8 to March 13.

To learn more and to apply, click below

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.

Take Part in the "No Evil" Project From Your Home


The "No Evil Projects" is a nonprofit community art program where people like you (and not like you) pick three labels that describe themselves, take photos posing as the Three Wise Monkeys: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil, and write a good thing they've done to show they're not evil. (Simple, right?) The goal?  To represent and show the world that anyone can do good, no matter who they are.  The project has just moved to Salem, so click "more info" to read more and to take part.

Apply to Write, Create, and Produce an Album


All @ 7:00pm  + Outside Work. NOTE: This course will be application based. Sign up below to stay in the loop.

Learn techniques and best practices from queer folks in the music industry, work one-on-one with LGBTQIA+ producers, and create original songs from demo to distribution alongside a community of queer singer-songwriters. The end result is a concept album featuring your track, with recording proceeds donated to the charity of your choice.

This workshop is being run by the Future Perfect Project.  To register, click below.

Scholarship Program


The Red Pine Scholars Program is dedicated to making college affordable for Massachusetts families and helping students reach their full potential. Red Pine supports high school seniors and recent graduates from Massachusetts who have demonstrated academic excellence and are planning to attend competitive colleges as freshmen. If accepted into the program, students receive a four-year scholarship of up to $20,000 annually, plus individual mentoring and funding for enrichment opportunities.

Applications are due February 15, 2021

To learn more and to apply, click below.

Poster & PSA 



Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth are sponsoring a poster and pubic service announcement (PSA) contest for elementary, middle, and high school students.  The theme is“We Stand Together.”  This theme is inspired by Black Lives Matter at School, a national committee of educators organizing for anti-racism and racial justice in education.  The following suggested topics for “We Stand Together” are:

  • restorative justice​

  • empathy

  • loving engagement

  • diversity

Students from elementary, middle and high schools are invited to submit original Posters and Public Service Announcements (PSAs). All students who attend schools that are members of Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) are eligible.

The Poster Project has three divisions – elementary, middle and high school. The deadline for submission is January 29, 2021. Posters must be one page and submitted electronically. Each poster must have a title.

For more information and submission forms, click below.

Check Out the

Queer Teen Podcast


Listen on:

or wherever you get your podcasts.

Bored? Running Out of Ideas of What to Do?

Looking for things to do while staying at home?  We've put together a list of dozens and dozens of ways to pass the time.  Check out all of our ideas by clicking below.


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