NEW! Community Leadership

NEW! Community Leadership

Community Leadership is a paid leadership opportunity for LGBTQQ+ youth and allies ages 18-24.

Applications Closed. 

To inquire about the upcoming cohort, please contact Nikia via email at

Dates: April 6, 2020 – June 29, 2020

Group Meeting Days: Mondays

Time: 3-5pm

Location: Virtual meetings until further notice

Eligibility: Must be 18-24 years old and complete the online application

What is the Community Leadership Program?

The Community Leadership Program is a paid leadership development opportunity for LGBTQQ+ youth and allies ages 18-24. This is an experiential program designed to deepen participants’ understanding of social issues impacting their communities, while supporting them in developing a culminating group project that addresses a community need.

Throughout this program, participants will gain hands-on job-readiness and leadership skills, while exploring their own personal and professional interests.

The program is designed to meet each participant’s needs by providing flexible schedules and individualized support tailored to the interests and needs of each participant!

Apply now to continue developing your leadership skills while building community and creating a more just society! 

For more information, please reach out directly Nikia via email at


*All group meetings will be held remotely, starting on April 6th*

Group Meetings

  • Where we’ll build community among ourselves and plan our service-learning project!
  • Virtual meetings will be held on Mondays from 3-5pm until further notice. 

Office Hours

  • Optional opportunity to receive one-on-one support to work on your personal and professional goals! This can include creating a resume, writing a cover letter, applying for a job, and doing mock interviews!

Leadership Development Opportunities

    • These opportunities will occur throughout the course of the program. Sign ups will happen every week during our Group Meetings. These include opportunities to:
      • Advocate for your community at city forums and events;
      • Perform outreach for LYRIC at various public fairs (school fairs, career fairs, college fairs, special events, etc.);
      • Develop valuable resources for LYRIC youth such as our monthly Youth Newsletter;
      • And more!

Group Meetings Schedule

Monday 4/6 3-5pm
Monday, 4/13 3-5pm
Monday 4/20 3-5pm
Monday, 4/27 3-5pm
Monday, 5/4 3-5pm
Monday, 5/11 3-5pm
Monday, 5/18 3-5pm
Tuesday, 5/26* 3-5pm
Monday, 6/1 3-5pm
Monday, 6/8 3-5pm
Monday, 6/15 3-5pm
Monday, 6/22 3-5pm
Monday, 6/29 3-5pm

*Due to Memorial Day, we will be meeting on Tuesday.


  • Attend group meetings
  • Minimum requirement of 25 hours to complete the program, but participants are eligible and encouraged to do more!


  1. Apply online here (We’re still accepting applications! Just 4 spots left!)
  2. We’ll contact you and confirm a time to interview you after your application has been submitted.

If you have additional questions or want to learn more about the program, don’t hesitate to reach out to Nikia (they/them) for more information.