WNC Youth Attend Creating Change 2015!photo (11)

UNCA freshman Wesley Stroupe (left)and Hendersonville High School sophomore Hagen Mendrykowski (right), along with YO executive director Jim Faucett, recently attended Creating Change 2015 in Denver.  Creating Change is the annual queer conference produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force which attracts thousands of queer and allied activists.  Youth Outright’s participation was made possible in part by the Amy Mandel-Katina Rodis Fund and Alliance For Full Acceptance.”

Read Wesley and Hagen’s experiences.

By Youth OUTright WNC, Inc

Meeting Schedule:

Contact Laurie Pitts, Programs Manager at laurie.pitts@youthoutright.org or 828.785.3621 for more information about meetings and other YO activities and events.
 Sunday youth meetings are 4:00 – 6:00 at First Congregational United Church of Christ (FCUCC), 20 Oak Street in downtown Asheville, unless otherwise indicated. Youth ages 14 – 20 are welcome to attend Sunday meetings.  Youth ages 21 – 23 are invited to attend Young Adult Leaders monthly meetings which are indicated in the schedule.
Directions: When facing the red doors at the front of the church take the long sidewalk to the door with a handicap access button.  Push the button and take the stairs to the top floor.

Sunday bus service now available in Asheville.  Click to review the schedule.

March 15:  Creative Writing Games/Exercises
Whether or not you write on a regular basis or have never written a create word in your life, this group is for you. We will be working with several writing activities created to bring out the writer in all of us.
Tonight is also our monthly Young Adult Leaders meeting, during which we will also be working with writing exercises.

March 22:  Trans* Panel with folks from Tranzmission
Have questions about transition? Want to learn from the experiences of local trans* folks? Interested in learning more about a local agency that provides services to to those who identify as trans*?  If so, you don’t want to miss this panel discussion with folks from Tranzmission!

March 29:  Open Discussion
Is there something on your mind? Do you have good news to share?  Has something in the news gotten you thinking?  Just want to chat with other youth?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this group is for you.


By Youth OUTright WNC, Inc