Youth Leadership 2017-07-03T09:41:09+00:00
The next generation of
change-makers

The COLAGE Youth Leadership Track is a pathway to support leadership development for all people with LGBTQ parents or caregivers.

Starting is simple! Follow this track (below) and with each level, new roles and responsibilities will become available. To begin, just attend a COLAGE program—click on each level to find out more about each opportunity.

Interested? For more details and to enter the Youth Leadership Track, participants must complete this entry form. For questions e-mail Kaley Fry, National Program Director, at kaley@colage.org.

The first step in the Youth Leadership Track is to get involved with and attend our programs. Watch our COLAGE 101 video to understand who we are, what we are about, and what we do. You can find out about chapters and events in your area here, and check our calendar for all upcoming events. Follow us on Facebook for daily updates and news!

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.

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.

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.

As COLAGE expands to support our community of 6 million across the United States, we strive to stay true to our guiding principle of creating an organization by and for people in LGBTQ+ families. When searching for individuals to add to our team, we will prioritize people with LGBTQ+ families who have participated at any level of our Youth Leadership Track and proven themselves to be outstanding leaders within our COLAGE community.