Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. However, the health needs of Alaska’s LGBTQ+ youth can differ from their heterosexual peers.
Some LGBTQ+ youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes. It is important that at-risk LGBTQ+ youth have access to resources and support to deal with the questions and challenges they may face as they mature.
Identity Youth provides the following resources to Alaska’s youngest LGBTQ+ community members:
- Youth Leadership Programs
- Y.A.S Youth Arts Showcase
- Support Groups at Identity
- Available Scholarships
Identity Youth also coordinates with Gay-Straight Alliances (Diversity Clubs, Gender and Sexuality Clubs, etc.) throughout the school year to help strengthen clubs and provide helpful resources.
Identity Youth provides training for youth leaders and/or faculty advisers to promote community between school districts.
If you know of a club that could use Identity’s assistance, please email Identity’s Director of Community Engagement and Youth Programming Brooks Banker at YPManager@identityinc.org today!