Youth/Young Adult Leadership Team Application
We are very excited about the amazing year ahead for the LGBT Center of Raleigh's Youth/Young Adult Leadership Team. The team membership is a full year commitment from beginning of June 2020 to the end of June 2021, where you will need to meet on a regular basis in person or by video call. To qualify as a member of the youth team you must be 14-18 years old and in high school or the equivalent in North Carolina.To qualify as a member of the young adult team you must be between the ages of 18-22 and no longer enrolled in high school. No prior leadership experience is required. All applicants will be reviewed by a committee of the current youth leadership team and our adult leadership team. Please contact Lora Pilcher with questions at
before the APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 6, 2020. The team will have training sessions to get to know each other, select teams, and set goals for the year. Join us for this great opportunity to help make some great programs with other LGBTQ youth and Young Adults.
**Note, this is the full commitment option for assisting our programs. We will have occasional shorter term opportunities to help.
GENERAL EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS TEAM:
- Keep updated with internal messenger Slack team (24 hr response or reaction)
- Email follow-up with-in 72 hours of receipt
- Attend meetings and events of your team or provide reasoning that you will not be able to attend in advance (work/school/family obligation)
- Complete assigned work/commitments on time
-Comply with rules, expectations, and guidelines outlined in Youth/Young Adult leadership team contract.
BENEFITS FOR TEAM MEMBERS:
- Meals provided for in person meetings
- Opportunities for sponsored conference and event attendance (concerts, sporting events, plays, etc.).
- Leadership Training and experience
- Letters of Recommendation for college, internship,or work applications
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR YOUNG ADULT TEAM MEMBERS:
- Opportunity to receive training from NAMI to become a support group facilitator
- Design new Young Adult programs for the LGBT Center of Raleigh
- Possible Internship opportunities with the LGBT Center of Raleigh
What should we call you? Does not have to be your legal name
she/her, they/them, etc
Gender Identity (Optional)
Sexual Orientation (Optional)
A Gmail is preferred as we use google drive for most of our communication
What city do you live in?
(multiple are okay if time is split)
School (Answer N/A if not enrolled in school):
Homeschooled, Enloe H.S., East Wake, etc.
Grade/year of college for 2020-2021 school year (Answer N/A if not enrolled in School):
What social media do you use often?
How would you assess the flexibility of your schedule and ability to drive and/or get a ride to events and meetings?
Why are you interested in joining the LGBT Center of Raleigh’s Youth/Young Adult Leadership Team?
What other activities do you plan to be doing for the 2020-2021 school year?
i.e. I will be in Marching Band from/to; I will be leading my GSA, I will be working...
What type of work are you most interested in?
For Example: Event Planning, Updating Social Media, Websites, Advocacy, Writing/Publicity, Statewide Outreach, etc.
What program(s) would you prefer to work with this year?
Note final teams for this year will be selected at one of the training sessions. Dates for those will be set as immediately after selection by a poll of the new team. Each team has an adult adviser that will work with you to plan and execute the events.
ASPYRE: Annual Leadership Camp in March 2021, monthly planning meetings; training in February/March
QueerNC Raleigh Events Team: quarterly planning meeting and running monthly events
Youth Coffee House: Facilitate monthly offsite drop-in event and plan special events.
Web Team/Social Media: Update and create content for QueerNC.org/Social Media sites
QueerYC Book Club: Monthly book club and discussion
TpartE: Facilitation in session 2nd Thu at Center 6:30-8p and activity planning; Quarterly planning call
Youth Drop-In: Facilitate weekly activity or discussion and clean space; Monthly planning sessions
Creation of New Young Adult Programs
Children's Drop-In: Plan and facilitated program 2 Sundays a month
TransGens: Monthly Discussion group for parents, gaurdians, family members w/ youth who identify as Trans/non-binary/gender questioning. This program requires youth and affirming parent particpation.
Anything else that you would like for us to know about you?
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