The 2021 LGBTQ Youth Leadership Summer Summit by justin dickens
Hi! My name is Justin Dickens, and I work with LGBTQ youth at Identity as the Youth Program Manager. In my role, I’ve gotten to mentor youth who are exploring their identities, coordinate community events like pride festivals, and support the work of our health clinic that provides sexuality and gender affirming care for the LGBTQ community. I am honored to serve in this role, and finally, due to the wide-spread access of covid vaccinations, we are getting to again hold our in-person summer summit for youth.
I am so excited! The 2021 LGBTQ Youth Leadership Summer Summit is FREE, and creates a community of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth in Alaska and their allies. Held at Camp K in Cooper Landing, the summit includes five days of workshops and trainings to educate youth on healthy life skills, relationships, and leadership experience while empowering them to be change agents in their communities. Also, we can offer travel scholarships to youth, helping them to fly in from rural communities to participate in the summit.
I love that so many more queer youths are going to see this opportunity now that it’s being shared in Sol de Medianoche. It’s connections like these that help us effectively serve the community and support LGBTQ youth who need it most, in Anchorage and around the state. Identity loves providing this opportunity for engagement, community, and growth to youth. The teenagers who participate in this overnight adventure often say it is the highlight of their year.
There is more information on Identity’s website, including the youth application and donation link.
Questions? Please contact Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-929-4528.
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