Queer & Allied Youth Summit

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Summit 2024: Deep Sea

The 2024 Queer and Allied Youth Summit will take place on Saturday, May 18!

Registration for Summit is now closed.

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On May 18, 2024, youth ages 11-19 from across the state will converge at Summit for a full day of activities and festivities to connect and celebrate each other, and honor the amazing accomplishments of GSAs, youth organizers, youth-led campaigns, and queer and trans youth. 

Glitter up and get ready to make a SPLASH at Summit!

The members of Harwood GSA are proud to host this year’s Summit and have chosen the theme Deep Sea. “We wanted a theme that was dark and spooky, with a mysterious atmosphere… it will be really fun for decorations and prom!”

We'll bring the magic and mystery of the depths to life with decor and activities. If you want to add to the atmosphere, you can even dress up to match the theme!

Here are the details:

  • Location: Harwood Union High School in Moretown, VT

  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024

  • Time: Summit begins at 9:00 am and lasts until 7:00 pm, followed by Queer Prom from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

  • Cost: FREE! Lunch and dinner are provided.

  • Who’s invited: ALL Vermont youth ages 11-19 (Registration is now CLOSED)

Summit is a celebration of queer joy, by youth and for youth. Get ready to flaunt your talent at the open mic, show your pride at the march, and dance the night away at Prom. Harwood GSA members are planning lots of exciting activities to celebrate the many bright lights of Vermont’s queer and allied youth community, including:

  • Community Art Project

  • March and Youth SpeakOut

  • Open Mic

  • Affinity Spaces

  • Fun Youth-Led Workshops

  • And of course… Queer Prom!

Every youth attending Summit must register by Friday, May 10, 2024. 

If you have any further questions about Summit, please reach out to gsa@outrightvt.org!

Questions

Reach out to us if you have any questions.

gsa@outrightvt.org

“The Summit felt like a place where I could be myself, get away from people who don't support me or don't fully understand me. I felt comfortable with who I am there.”
// 2023 Summit Participant

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Queer & Allied Youth Summit

The annual Queer and Allied Youth Summit is all about Queer Joy and celebrating you!

Each May, 150+ students and educators from around the state celebrate the amazing accomplishments of GSAs, youth organizers, youth-led campaigns, and queer and trans youth! It’s held at a different school each year.

Summit is FREE and open to any youth age 11-19, regardless of how you identify your gender and/or sexual identity. You do not have to be a part of your school’s GSA. Allies are encouraged to attend!

join forces — create memories — have fun

Network, learn and celebrate

Connect with new friends and indulge in skill-building workshops that'll empower your future. Together, we'll strategize, laugh, and learn — all while savoring good food and sharing lots of "Heck Yeahs!" 

Join us for an incredible day that will leave you feeling inspired, supported, and ready to conquer the world with new skills and a full stomach.

get ready to sparkle

Did we mention prom

Yes, Prom! You can get glittered up, put your suspenders on or your favorite cape to dance, eat and enjoy a prom just for you!

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