FALL QUARTER FELLOWSHIPS NOW OPEN!

We have worked hard to restructure our Fellowships to make them even greater!  Fellowships are a great way to get involved in Stonewall Youth and to get paid a monthly stipend for a project you’re passionate about.  Fellowships are open to LGBTQ+ youth up to age 22 who want to work with us to design and implement a project.  We can help you every step of the way!  Applications are due by October 3rd!

A Fellowship might be a good choice for you if there are activities you want to see at Stonewall Youth, skills you want to teach others, events you want to help organize (such as dances, Open Mics, and educational events), administrative duties you want to learn and assist with, or anything relating to Stonewall Youth you want to get involved in.  Fellowships are long-term (quarterly or longer) proposals you contract with Stonewall Youth to create.

Fellowships can be almost anything including, but not limited to, support group, outreach, music programming, fundraising, event planning, social media, and administrative. If it is a project you are passionate about and that will benefit the space, we would love to know about it and assist you in creating your vision! Fellowships are 3 hours of work/week but can be more if you desire. Past fellowships have included contracting to deep clean the space weekly, leading a workshop series on job readiness skills, assisting in the creation of a protest against “anti-transgender bathroom bills”, and creating a choir during our music Tuesday programming.

Fellowship application (pdf)

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION (Word Doc) 

The Bowl-O-Rama is Stonewall Youth’s annual fundraising extravaganza ending with a family-friendly celebration at the bowling alley! There will be COSTUMES, amazing PRIZES, and of course BOWLING!  For weeks leading up to the bowling celebration, fans of Stonewall Youth will compete in a friendly competition to raise money and help us reach our goal of $8,000 for LGBTQ+ youth programs.
JOIN A TEAM or CREATE A TEAM for the best bowl-o-rama ever! Teams of 5 people do their very best to raise at least $500 ($100 per person) before the Bowl-O-Rama on October 27th. For example, each person can ask 10 people for $10, or 20 people for $5 donations! You can raise money online using our Fundly site at fundly.com/2018-bowl-o-rama, or in whatever way works best for you. We provide all kinds of info and assistance.  Teams can create a team theme, name, and show up for the event decked out in costumes (costumes and bowling not required!). You’re also welcome to just attend the event on October 27 for an entrance fee of $15-$40.

DON’T LIVE IN OLYMPIA or CAN’T ATTEND THE EVENT? No problem! You can make a CYBER TEAM and still be eligible for certain prizes! Or you can be a BOWLING BUDDY and support a team (or all the teams!) by making a DONATION at fundly.com/2018-bowl-o-rama

TEAM LEADERS ARE WHAT WE NEED MOST RIGHT NOW, so step up to the lane! We make it as easy as possible for you to via our online tools and packet of materials.  If you’re interested in joining a team or creating a team, send a quick note to bryn@stonewallyouth.org We’ll set you up with everything you need! 

Azúcar, A Celebration of Latin & Hispanic Heritage

Please Join us at Azúcar, A Celebration of Latin & Hispanic Heritage on Sept. 8 at 8pm at the Capital Theater.

Azúcar! is a Olympia’s first all Latin, Latinx, and Hispanic cast & co-produced burlesque, cabaret, and variety show. It will be FABULOUS!

We are honored that a portion of the sales from the night will be donated to Stonewall Youth for our work with the next generation of Olympians.

The show is for folks who are age 18+.  Beer and spirits are available to 21+

More information at olympiafilmsociety.org/azucar

NEW! Drop-Ins for LGBTQ+ Youth ages 18-24

Calling all LGBTQ+ youth ages 18-24!!!

You’re invited to join us for drop-ins for older youth on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month!  Create a space that fits what you want to see for your community. What kind of things do you want to do together? What do you want from people as support? What kind of activities do you wish you could see specifically for 18-24 year old LGBTQ+ people?  Stonewall Youth will provide the support y’all need to make it happen.

When: Starts Monday, August 6th and continues on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of every month
Time: 4pm-7pm
Where: Stonewall Youth – 112 State Ave NE Olympia, WA
Who: ONLY for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and are between the ages of 18-24.

About the space: We are ADA accessible, safer space, sober space, and weapons-free. Please respect our guidelines and agreements in our space or we will have to ask you to leave.

We look forward to seeing you!

NEW: QTPOC Youth Drop-Ins

Join us for a special night specifically youth who identify as QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color)!  All QTPOC youth ages 12-21 are welcome.

Come and create a space that fits what you want to see for your community. What kind of things do you want to do together? What do you want from people as support? What kind of activities do you wish you could see specifically for QTPOC in this area?

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!

QTPOC youth drop-ins start on Monday, August 13 at 4-7pm, and will continue to happen at the same time on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Date: Starts on Monday, August 13th, and will continue to happen at the same time on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month.
Time: 4pm-7pm
Where: Stonewall Youth – 112 State Ave NE Olympia, WA 98501
Who: ONLY for people who identify as LGBTQ+ people of color and are between the ages of 12-21 years old.

Note: Regular drop-ins will not be happening this day, it will ONLY be the QTPOC specific night.

About the space: We are ADA accessible, safer space, sober space, and weapons-free. Please respect our guidelines and agreements in our space or we will have to ask you to leave.

We look forward to seeing you!

Trans and Queer Youth Community Meeting

Join us for our quarterly Community Meeting!

Our Community Meeting on Friday, July 27 @ 5:30-7:30pm (during regular drop-ins) is for all LGBTQ+ youth age 21 or under, even if you’ve never been to Stonewall before. We’ll talk about what’s happening at Stonewall Youth, make plans for events and activities (what do YOU want to do at Stonewall?), talk and listen to each other’s feedback about how things have been going at Stonewall, and conspire on how all of us can show up for social justice in our community. THERE WILL BE PIZZA AND ICE CREAM. We’ll also have our regular drop-ins from 4-5:30pm.

GLITTER CAMP: 8/28 – 8/31

Glitter Camp is Stonewall Youth’s annual retreat for LGBTQ+ youth 21 & under, Stonewall staff, volunteers and Board members. LGBTQ+ youth who’ve never attended Stonewall’s programs are welcome!

Glitter Camp is FREE for all attendees, though we could certainly use donations to cover our costs!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (By Aug 21) 

At camp, there will be youth-led workshops, an open mic, free time, plenty of great food, opportunities for nature walks, storytelling, and sitting by a cozy fire. We spend some time visioning Stonewall’s future programs, as well as engaging in community building, anti-oppression, and self-care centered activities. We’ll all share the pleasure of cooking, eating, and cleaning together.

Glitter Camp takes place at the Sound View Camp and Retreat Center, in the Calvinwood building. More information can be found here: http://www.soundviewcamp.com/camp-spaces/

We will be carpooling to camp from the Stonewall Youth office.

Register HERE by Aug 21:  https://goo.gl/forms/NIxQza0FCYg2Wa403 

We are excited to see you at camp!!!!!

Camping Trip

Stonewall is going camping at Lake Sylvia!!!! 

 
All LGBTQ+ youth 21 and under are invited. It’s free!
All youth will need to provide a permission slip and fill out an application by July 22. Click here to fill out the application. 
 
We’ll provide food, transportation, and Stonewall staff and volunteers will serve as your “camp counselors.”
Youth will need to bring all the essential supplies OR tell us what we need to provide for you: A tent (maybe one that can fit other people), a sleeping bag, toiletries, clothing, a pillow, camping chairs, fishing poles, other camping fun things etc. If you have extras of these, or have a large tent (we’d love to be able to find a 8-10+ person tent for youth to share!) please contact Lili as soon as possible, at lili@stonewallyouth.org or through Stonewall Youth’s facebook message. We’re trying to build a solid selection of supplies for youth that don’t have any/are unable to purchase them before the trip.
 
We are also looking for volunteers! Drivers especially. Please let us know as soon as possible if you’re interested in volunteering during our camping trip. Being a driver isn’t a necessity but would be greatly appreciated.
 
Stonewall will provide food and some snacks, but bring some if you’re able too, especially to share!

 

If you’re interested in going you need to fill this out by July 22nd:  https://goo.gl/forms/H1AZq9ADMsI3lVb52

OMG, we’re having another dance!!!

All LGBTQ+ youth (21 & under) are welcome to join us at our PRIDE DANCE!   It’s FREE! 

Our Pride Dance is on June 30 this year to celebrate the 49th anniversary of the Stonewall riots (for more info on the riots, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots)

The theme is “Go All OUT!” You’re encouraged to dress formal and fabulous. And you can also just come as you are, wearing anything you’d like. Along with dancing, there will be games and other activities, as well as a quiet space. And of course there will be pizza and other snacks.

The dance is at our headquarters in downtown Olympia, just a block from the Transit Center: 112 State Ave. NE, Olympia WA 98501

Tell all your friends! Bring all your friends! Dance with all your friends! Take pictures with all your friends and random people!

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Join us at our SPACE PROM on Saturday, May 19 at 7-10pm for lots of fun, snacks, dancing, and more! We encourage you to dress to express something that “space” means to you…you could be a planet, a star, a rocket, a being from another planet…there’s a whole universe of options open to you! (And you can also just come as you are, wearing anything you’d like.)

This event is for LGBTQ+ youth 21 and under, and their allies, and it’s FREE!

The Prom’s at our fabulous office in downtown Olympia, just a block from the Transit Center: 112 State Ave. NE, Olympia WA 98501

Tell all your friends! Bring all your friends!  Dance with all your friends! Take pictures with all your friends and random people!