The theme for the 2015 Queer and Allied Youth Summit: OUT on the Town: Big City Spirits, Small Town Hearts!
Well you, of course! The Summit is open to all queer & allied youth age 13-22, & QSA advisors & educators, statewide!
Saturday May 9 – Sunday May 10, 2015
A BIT MORE ABOUT THE DAY/NIGHT
9-10am: Registration/Arrival & Greetings
10:00-10:35: Welcome Ceremony… Sit back, relax, and Enjoy the show!
10:40-11:30am: Workshop Session 1
11:40-12:30pm: Workshop Session 2
12:35-1:20pm Lunch/QSA Advisor Meeting
1:30-2:20pm: Workshop Session 3
2:30-3:30pm: Youth Town Hall! * Formerly known as the Youth Priority Setting Session*
3:30-4:00pm: Group photo & break
4:00-5:00pm: Youth Led SpeakOUT! Community Builders
5:00-6:00pm: Dinner/Social hour/Introvert quiet time
6:00-7:00pm: Broadway Audition (Open Mic!) or games
7:00-7:30pm: Keep Calm and Get Ready for Prom!!
7:30pm-10:00pm: A Night on the Town (Queer Prom!!!)
10:00-10:15pm: Depart OR check back in for the SleepOUT (must have permission slip signed in advance)
10:15-11:00pm: Late Night Karaoke or hang out time
11:00-8:00am: SleepOUT [stay awake and watch a movie, play games, talk with friends, or sleep]
8:00am (the next morning): Depart!
– Youth led interactive workshops ranging from queer sex ed to queer 101, coming out, creative cross-school collaborations and more!
– Youth Town Hall with Statewide Priorities and dialogue
– A QSA advisor track
– Lunch provided
It’s a wonderful opportunity for queer and allied youth and their adult supports to gather in community, share ideas and strategies, and more importantly, celebrate all your hard work and brave efforts.
Bring your stories, share yourselves.
Now in its 3rd year, the open mic is an opportunity for youth talent to be shared and celebrated…. be prepared to be inspired! It will be acoustic-style, so keep that in mind. Sign-ups available day of.
What more can we say? Wear what you want to wear, dance with whomever you want! The outfits, the lights, the music, oh my!!
The SleepOUT, along with all Summit events, will happen at Lamoille Union High School in Hyde Park, VT. The sleepOUT is chaperoned by 2 adults all night (rotating shifts so everyone stays awake)!
You do not need money to attend the Summit – if you need transportation or are staying for the SleepOUT, you must have a permission slip signed and sent in by April 24, 2015.
More on PERMISSION SLIPS
All youth taking the bus and/or sleeping over must have a permission slip filled out and sent in to us by April 24. Youth under 18 must have it signed by a parent/guardian, youth over 18 can fill it out themselves. Permission slips will be e-mailed to you once you register.
Please direct any questions to our Director of Education, email@example.com or via phone (802) 865-9677
Queer & Allied Youth Summit 2014!
MORE ABOUT THE SUMMIT!
Each May, Outright VT and a school QSA host the annual Queer & Allied Youth Summit. This statewide extravaganza includes a QSA Conference, SpeakOUT, Queer Prom & the SleepOut. The summit draws 150+ students and educators to a host school for a full day (and night!) of networking, skill building, strategizing and celebration of queer & allied youth in Vermont. Past Summits have been held in South Burlington (2014), Burlington (2013/2008-7), St. Albans (2012), Brattleboro (2011), Montpelier (2010), and Rutland (2009)
Check out more photos from the 2014 Summit on our flickr account, HERE!
Or view the photos via a slide show, HERE!
Learn more about the 2013 Youth Priorities that were set, HERE!