We’re excited to announce that we’re expanding our staff collective from FOUR people (2 youth & 2 adults) to FIVE people (3 youth and 2 adults). We’re hiring two new people right now because one of our current youth staff members, Ruby Harrison-Clay, is moving on to new adventures in November after doing AMAZING work at Stonewall for two years.
If you’re interested and are age 21 or under, please submit a resume, a cover letter via email by 5pm on September 1st to be considered for the positions. We request that applicants commit to at least 18 months. Please note that while you must be 21 or under when you are hired, you can still hold the position if/when you become older than 21. PLEASE SEE THE TWO-PAGE JOB DESCRIPTION BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The two new youth Program Directors will work collaboratively with other youth and adult staff collective members to develop, coordinate, and maintain youth-centered programming that is accountable to Stonewall Youth’s mission, vision and values. This collaboration will be highly youth-led. There is an adult Program Director, whose primary role is to support the youth Directors.
Stonewall Youth is hosting weekly writing workshops: July 31, August 7, 25, 28, Sept. 1 from 5-7pm. Workshops are open to all LGBTQ+ youth ages 21 and under. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
These creative writing pieces, encompassing queer experiences, feelings, fan-fiction, poetry, prose, and more, will be compiled into a zine published by Stonewall Youth and released on September 1. We will host a reading of some pieces from the zine, as well as an open mic open to all LGBTQ+ youth ages 21 and under, from 6-8pm on September 1st.
Everyone is welcome to the performance. We will be collecting donations and selling copies of the zine ♥
RSVP to the FB event HERE!
This month’s intergenerational potluck will focus on queer and trans legacy building among youth, elders, and everyone in between, to strengthen and care for our community. We will be watching some relevant videos to learn from and discuss.
As usual, Stonewall Youth will provide some yummy main course dishes as well as a few sides, and you’re encouraged to bring something tasty to share. This is a great time to show off that amazing dish you make, or to experiment with cooking fabulous new recipes!
Don’t stress if you’re not able to bring anything or only have time to sprint into the store to pick up chips & dip or some non-alcoholic beverages to share! The important thing is that you show up and feast in community with us. No alcohol, please.
We’ll be asking for donations to cover our costs. We’re counting on folks with financial resources to help cover the costs of providing food to youth and other folks in our community who are struggling financially. Any additional income will be applied to the costs of providing our many regular programs for LGBTQ+ youth.
Stonewall Youth is committed to making these monthly potlucks a safer place for all in our community, particularly youth, LGBTQ+ folks, people of color, low-income folks, and elders. Bring your respect! (See our FB event post for guidance on what we mean about a “safer place.”)
Hope to see you there ♥
Two delightful events in one big day! Join us for one or both of these events at our fabulous new headquarters
2-6pm: FREE CARNIVAL! An all-ages event with fun games, food, and activities for everyone. OMG, so much: a BOUNCY HOUSE (!), ping-pong, small games with prizes, elephant ears…..
7-9pm: SWEET SOIREE! The evening’s pleasures include many treats: yummy sweet and savory snacks, live music and spoken word, a bar, and an amazing array of auction items. There will also be a photo booth, raffle, games, and much more! It’s an all-ages event, and we will provide childcare for young kids. Buy tickets for Sweet Soiree at Brown Paper Tickets.
We invite you to don your fancy clothes for the evening, but wear whatever pleases you the most!
WHERE: Stonewall Youth’s headquarters at 112 State Ave NE, Olympia 98501.
WHY: We love hosting fun all-ages events in our community! All proceeds from both events go towards our Capital Campaign. After 25 years of serving LGBTQ+ youth, Stonewall Youth is buying our new headquarters! Its a good investment, and will allow us to to expand our music, art, social and supportive programming. We’ll be able to offer office, meeting, and event space to other social justice nonprofits.
(above pic is from last summer’s trip to Scott Lake)
Stonewall Youth is taking a field trip to Lake Cushman for the day (Monday July 17th)! We will be closed for our regular Monday drop-in hours on this day.
Any LGBTQ+ youth age 12-21 is welcome to join us for the field trip.
We will all meet at Stonewall Youth and carpool to and from the lake, leaving at 10am and arriving back in Olympia by 5pm.
If you want to go on the field trip, please fill out a permission slip. If you are under 18, a legal guardian needs to sign it. If you are over 18, you can sign your own permission slip. Permission slips are can be downloaded here, or you can get one in person at our space.
Let us know by FRIDAY JULY 14 whether you are coming on the trip! You can FB message us or email email@example.com