2018-2019 Youth Council in Central Valley
The 2018-2019 Youth Council in Central Valley

Youth Council is a year-long leadership program that provides trans and queer youth of color and allies with tools to make a positive change in their schools and communities. Members receive training in organizing and advocacy, learn LGBTQ+ history, and receive support to meet their goals and make an impact! Middle and high school students are encouraged to apply below.

PLEASE NOTE: This application form includes a set of essay questions. You will not be able to save your progress and come back later. We suggest that you answer the essay questions on a separate document and paste your responses into the essay question space.

The essay questions for this year are:

  1. How can the GSA Network Youth Council help you build up your leadership skills? What are some skills or knowledge that you want to learn?
  2. Based on your experiences in either your family, school or community, what are the greatest challenges facing LGBTQ+ youth? Please provide examples if you feel comfortable.
  3. What groups and programs are you already involved with? Do you have any pre-scheduled events, tournaments, practices, or test/college prep classes, etc, in the next 3 months or the rest of this school year?
  4. Do you want to share anything else with us about your story, your identities, your interests and talents, and/or a fun fact about yourself?

Please review the questions carefully and do your best to write a clear and comprehensive answer. Remember there are no wrong answers.

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