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Youth Leadership Program
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The PRIDE by the Beach Youth Leadership Program (YLP) is a program in collaboration with the North County LGBTQ Resource Center and Project Youth. The program seeks to develop, support, and enhance leadership skills among self-identified LGBTQ youth, ages 16-20. We strive to create a professional environment where our youth can grow and thrive while celebrating the uniqueness of our queer experiences.

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How to participate.

Qualifications for program selection include:

• a filed volunteer application, indicating areas of interest and availability

• completion of an in-person interview

Leaders are selected each year based on their qualifications, the needs of the program, and applicant’s interests. The program runs from February to November of each year.  Upon completion of the program, participants will receive:

• a certificate of program completion

• a personalized letter of recommendation

• a letter detailing community service hours completed (if required by school)

YLP participants are led by and report to the PRIDE by the Beach Director. Participants are responsible for taking part in the Project Youth Committee twice during the year, as representatives of PRIDE.  YLP leaders are expected to commit to a minimum of six to ten hours per month. On the day of the PRIDE event, in June, an additional commitment is expected, which may include online work, in-person meetings, presentations, event management, and participant communication.

Program areas of focus will be tailored to the needs and interests of youth applicants, and will include several areas of leadership development skills transferrable to work experience and higher educational pursuits.

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  • Will the event be cancelled due to weather challenges?
    Pride by the Beach is an all weather event, rain or shine we are celebrating on June 11th from noon to 6pm!
  • What are the Load in/Set Up Time & Procedure?
    Exhibitors must enter on Pierview Way and exit north on Ditmar. See email from Pride by the Beach for exact times and directions.
  • How long do I have to be on site?
    The event hours are 12 noon to 6 pm. Booths must be operational by 12 noon. Vendors are required to stay on site and have their booth operational for the entire event. Load out begins at 6:30 pm.
  • When can I leave?
    Tear down and clean up begins at 6 pm. Vehicles can come on site starting at 6:30 pm. All vehicles must load up and be off the venue in 10 minutes. All vendors must be off the venue by 7:30 pm.
  • Will you provide the booth set-up?
    ALL VENDORS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN TABLE, CHAIRS AND CANOPY! Please make sure your canopy is safely secured. Those vendors needing power must provide their own generator. Booths should be pleasing to the eye, professional, and well maintained.
  • Can I make my booth whatever size I want?
    Each space is limited to a 10ft x 10ft area. Please pay attention to your assigned location.
  • Can I drive on site during the event?
    No vehicles may be at the venue past 11 am. Reentry is available after 6:30 pm for clean up.
  • What about parking?
    Parking is available in the parking structure on the corner of Civic Center Drive and Ditmar Street or the parking lot on the corner of Seagaze Drive and Ditmar Street.
  • Can I have food to give out to the attendees?
    Only food vendors who have submitted the proper permits may sell or distribute food items.
  • Is there anything I can’t bring?
    No glass containers allowed on the venue.
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