Making the Annapolis Valley a better place for LGBTQ youth and our allies

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Welcome!  Below you’ll find news and events about the Valley Youth Project, an organization dedicated to connecting LGBTQ youth and our allies across the Annapolis Valley.  If you’re new, you might want to read more about who we are and why we’re here.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our library yet, come by this Wednesday to see our super queer collection! Books can be checked out and then returned next time you come. Want to start browsing now? Have a look at our collection here.

If there is a book or movie we don’t have that you’d like to see in our library, fill out the request form on the page linked above. We’d love to hear from you!

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We meet at the Kingstec campus cafeteria in Kentville at 6.30 until 8.30 on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Come by for free food and fun! Allies welcome.

Drop-in April 4

DROP-IN AT NSCC KINGSTEC IN KENTVILLE

Our next Drop In is Wednesday April 4,  and in case you missed the announcement,  we have returned from our break in a new meeting space: the cafeteria at the Nova Scotia Community College in Kentville.   We meet from 6:30-8:30. Use the  main entrance of the College, and sign in at the security desk.  Then follow the VYP signs until you see the Pride flags; no membership or registration required! A minimum of two adult facilitators will be present at each drop-in.

If you’re interested in:

  • Meeting new people
  • Hanging out with like-minded folks
  • Free crafts, games, and snacks
  • Working with others to strengthen the local LGBTQ youth community

…then this group might be for you!

Need a ride? Check out this link: Transportation Request

Don’t know where Kingstec is? Check out this map.

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DROP-IN AT NSCC KINGSTEC IN KENTVILLE, MARCH 21.

The drop-in you know and love is back, with an updated look! We have a new meeting space: the cafeteria at the Nova Scotia Community College in Kentville. We will continue to gather on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 6.30 until 8.30. Just show up and follow the signs until you see the Pride flags; no membership or registration required! A minimum of two adult facilitators will be present at each drop-in.

If you’re interested in:

  • Meeting new people
  • Hanging out with like-minded folks
  • Free crafts, games, and snacks
  • Working with others to strengthen the local LGBTQ youth community

…then this group might be for you!

Need a ride? Check out this link: Transportation Request

Don’t know where Kingstec is? Check out this map.

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The Valley Youth Project is offering an exciting all-new program for youth, 25 and under, who want to develop their leadership skills, work together, and change their communities for the better. The Youth Education and Leadership (YEL) Team will be meeting 7 times from Feb 28 until May 23 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, from 6 until 9pm.
  • Starts Wed Feb 28.
  • Free!
  • Spaces are limited for a group size that will let us go deep into today’s issues, build trust, and make a difference.
  • Advance registration required by Feb 27 to reserve your spot.
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IMPORTANT: The YEL Team is not connected to drop-in; it is a separate event. You are not required to have attended drop-in to participate in YEL. Drop-in will be starting again in March — follow us here or on facebook for notifications!
change.jpgHello all and happy new year! We are taking your feedback from the Fish and Boulders visioning session held before the holidays and are now considering some changes to drop-in. One of these changes is going to be the physical space. As our group has grown, we have come to need a larger space than the one we currently occupy. For this reason, regular drop-in has been CANCELLED for January and February while we figure out the details of the coming changes and look for an alternate location. So, if you have any leads on great potential venues for drop-in, please let us know! At the same time, we are also planning some exciting leadership opportunities for youth; stay tuned for more details to come!

Dec. 6: Fishes and Boulders

question-mark-460863_1280We want to know what you think about Drop In. What do you like? What would make it better for you? Guest facilitator Al Cusak will join us at the December 6 Drop In to help us with activities to share your ideas for making Drop In a more awesome space.

All 2SLBTG+ youth 25 years and younger are welcome to join us Dec. 6, at 6:30-8:30 in Room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex. We’ll have snacks and door prizes.  To help make it comfortable for everyone,  please don’t wear scented products.

If you need a ride, request one here Transportation Request , by 3:30 PM on the Monday before Drop In.

Please note that this is the last Drop In for 2017. We’ll be back on January 17, 2018.