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.

May 3:  Open Discussion
This group is just what the name implies, an open discussion.  Is there something going on in your life you would like to talk about?  Is there a subject that interests you?  Is there a news event that caught your attention?  This is a safe space and we’re up for any and all of it! 

May 10:  Movie Night – Rent
This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

May 17: Queer Faith Leader Panel
 YO will be hosting several queer identified local faith leaders who will facilitate a discussion about their faith journeys through the lenses of sexual orientation and gender identity.

May 24: Mindfulness with Pamela Millis
 We will be welcoming Pamela Millis from Asheville Contemplative Psychotherapy.  She will be discussing the benefits of mindfulness and meditation as well as demonstrating technique.  This promises to be a great group.

May 31: Queer History w/ Keith Bramlett
 Youth Outright’s very own Board Chair will be discussing queer history with youth.  Understanding where our movement has been will help us better understand where it’s going.  This in one group you don’t want to miss.



By Youth OUTright WNC, Inc