Pride by the Beach Youth Leadership Program

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.


How to participate.

Qualifications for program selection include:

• attendance at the annual Project Youth Leadership Summit

• 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 October, 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.


Areas of focus will include, but not limited to:

• Public Speaking

• Meeting Management

• Media Marketing

• Event Planning

• Community Building


Event Production Skills.


Public Speaking:

• Skill development and coaching in voice projection, messaging, personal presentation, time parameters, and personal narrative.

• Youth leader will speak at least once during a public or community event/meeting

to represent PRIDE by the Beach program.


Meeting Management:

• Skill development in agenda setting, time management, and consensus-building during a committee meeting.

• Youth leader will manage and set an agenda at least once for the PRIDE Committee.


Media Marketing:

• Skill development in setting a marketing calendar, messaging, branding, and

developing content related to an issue or event.

• Youth leader will run at least one campaign promoting an event or highlighting an

issue that increases LGBTQ visibility across media platforms.


Event Planning:

• Skill development in planning, deadlines, email communication, attention to detail, and logistics of events.

• Youth leader will partner to manage one component of the PRIDE by the Beach

event, such as green room set up, education area, or volunteer recognition.


Community Building:

• Skill development in networking, business representation, messaging, outreach and follow up.

• Youth leader will represent PRIDE by the Beach in the community by promoting

event through media outlets and in person.


Lisa Nava, PRIDE Director

760.573.8241 •

Mailing Address:

3220 Mission Ave. Suite #2

Oceanside, CA 92058

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