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REGISTRATION REQUIRED: See below for information and age guidelines.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
The 2009 Youth Leadership Conference offers an opportunity for LGBTQ and straight ally youth to learn how to be leaders in their communities and advocate for the equal rights and treatment of LGBTQ people. This event is for youth ages 13 to 21. Youth over 21 can volunteer for the event. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. There will be a dance following the conference from 6pm to 9pm. Everything is free. Register online now before the conference is full!
Communication Skills - Develop public speaking and active listening skills.
Employment Readiness - Learn to enhance your resume, find your dream job, and stand out in an interview.
College/Intern Readiness - Learn best practices for applying to college, tips on selecting an LGBTQ friendly school, and internships available to college students.
Know Your Rights - Learn about the laws and policies that protect you from discrimination and harassment and how you can stand up for yourself.
Defend Yourself - Identify harassment and learn self-defense techniques.
LGBT Advocacy - Learn how you can be an advocate in your community and at your school. (Given by GLSEN)
L-G-B-T Diversity Panel - Discussion about the intersection of gender, ethnicity, race, and class within the LGBTQ community.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Register online at:
Parental Consent form required for youth under 18. Youth under the age of 18 need to present a signed parental consent form with their application or the day of the conference. http://smyal.org/admin/Editor/uploads/consent form.doc
Youth 13-21 can register as a conference participant or volunteer. Download the application and return to SMYAL. (Send by mail at: 410 7th St Se, Washington, DC. Or bring it with you to the conference. Or email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
http://smyal.org/admin/Editor/uploads/conferenceregistration youth participant.doc
Youth volunteer form required for youth 22 - 24. Send by mail at: 410 7th St Se, Washington, DC. Or bring it with you to the conference. Or email the completed form to email@example.com.)
http://smyal.org/admin/Editor/uploads/conference registration youth volunteer.doc
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