Youth Leadership Track

YLT


 

OVERVIEW

The COLAGE Youth Leadership Track is a pathway to support leadership development for all people with LGBTQ parents or caregivers (COLAGErs). The Youth Leadership track is a way to support our emerging youth leaders through multiple levels of leadership. With each level, new roles and responsibilities will become available. For more details and to enter the YLT, participants must complete this entry form. From there the National Program Director will match them with the program(s) they chose and connect them with a network of peers within their same leadership level. For questions e-mail Kaley Fry at kaley@colage.org


LEVEL 1

Pen-Pal Program: For any youth 7-18 who are interested in having one-on-one support from another person with LGBTQ parents.

Youth Advisory Board: Shape the future of COLAGE with your voice! The COLAGE Youth Advisory Board welcomes all voices of COLAGEr’s 13-21.

Facilitator in Training: Offers COLAGErs ages 17-19 an opportunity to gain new skills in leadership, mentoring and group facilitation.


LEVEL 2

Chapter Community Leader: Work as a team to lead regional COLAGE programming, organize events for members in your community, and support youth to become just leaders.

COLAGE Program Facilitator: For youth ages 18-25+. Facilitators work together to provide social, educational, and community building activities for youth ages 7+ at COLAGE national programs.

COLAGE Intern: Paid internships such as programming, communications, and development support are available.

Board Fellow: For youth ages 18+. Work directly with the Executive Director and board members of COLAGE to learn and review executive level information to gain an in depth look at what it means to run a non-profit.


LEVEL 3

Pen-Pal Mentor: This program allows eligible adult (18+) COLAGErs to act as community leaders and mentors as they forge strong bonds with young queerspawn.

COLAGE Contracted Positions: Available for 18+ COLAGErs who are leaders within the COLAGE community. Contracts are based on as as-needed basis and can include work in the fields of 1) programming, 2) communication, 3) administrative, 4) development, and 5) photography.

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