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.

April 5 (Easter):  Prom Planning w/ the Prom Planning Committee and DJ Steady Love
 Excited about the Prom?  Join us for this group where we’ll be discussing prom planning with members of the Prom Planning Committee.  We will also be joined by the fantastic DJ Steady Love to talk about your musical vision for prom night.

April 12:  HIV/AIDS (Young Adult Leaders are welcome to join this conversation)
 April 10th is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  According toamplify.com, there are a staggering 1000 new cases of HIV among young people every month.  During this group we will be discussing effective prevention strategies and ways in which youth voices can be engaged in HIV & AIDS response.

April 19:  Students’ Rights with the ACLU
Youth Outright will be hosting Christopher Brook of the ACLU who will be on hand to discuss existing LGBTQ students’ rights and how youth are able to empower themselves to create safe spaces in schools.

April 26:  Game Night
Join us tonight for pizza and games.  Whether you enjoy board games or video games, feel free to bring your favorite and challenge your friends.



By Youth OUTright WNC, Inc