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.

Join us for our final gathering of the year at our regular space, NSCC Kingstec in Kentville. We meet in the upstairs cafeteria. If you’re not familiar with the building, don’t worry, there will be VYP signs pointing you in the right direction.

As usual, our lending library will be on display. You can take a peek at what we have available here. Are there books we don’t have that you’d like to see in our collectirainbow_candy_canes_photo_sculptures-rd17b9e252ab94078958b6be7015f1cd3_x7saz_8byvr_324on? We’d love to get some recommendations! You can suggest a  purchase here.

Now that winter has come, it’s a good idea to check our Facebook or website before heading to drop-in. If school is cancelled in Kings County for that day, drop-in will be cancelled. If school is not cancelled, but the weather worsens during the day, we will make a decision about closure by 3 pm. You can receive automatic updates from us by signing up on our website.

Are you new to drop-in and have some questions? Are you a parent or teacher who has questions about our program or how to better support youth? We’d love to hear from you! You can contact us at valleyyouthproject@gmail.com.

Just a reminder that due to road conditions, drop-in is cancelled tonight.  In general drop-in is cancelled when Annapolis Valley schools are closed.  We look forward to seeing you next time!

Update Nov 21, 2pm: Tonight’s drop-in is cancelled due to road conditions.  See you next time!

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Join us for our regular round of games, snacks, and conversation this Wednesday, November 21. Remember, if you need a lift, we  have you covered! Be sure to put in your transportation request by Monday at 3.30 pm to secure a free ride.

If public schools or public transportation is canceled for the day, it is most likely that drop-in will be canceled. If we have snow or freezing rain, be sure to check out the VYP Facebook page or website to see if we are still operating.

Do you have questions about drop-in that aren’t answered on our website? Feel free to email Mylene or Krista at valleyyouthproject@gmail.com

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Come hang with us, Nov 7!

Join us for healthy snacks, board games, and super-gay colouring pages! We begin at 6.30,  but feel free to drop in anytime before 8.30. 20181017_202508.jpg

If you need a ride, we offer a free-to-you transportation service. Submit a Transportation Request  and you will receive a confirmation from us with the details about your ride.

We are located in the cafeteria of the NSSC Kingstec Campus  at 236 Belcher St., Kentville.  Please use the main entrance near the parking lot, then sign in at the security desk, and follow the VYP posters to our second-floor space.

Access notes:

  • There are two multi-stall gendered washrooms and one single stall non-gendered washroom. We support you in using the washroom you are most comfortable with.
  • There is an elevator for second floor access.
  • Some of our participants have environmental sensitivities; please avoid using scented products prior to drop-in.

Are you an adult looking for ways to support 2SLGBTQ+ youth in your community? Help us maintain our transportation service by donating here: https://youthproject.ns.ca/donate/ Be sure to note in the message that the funds are for the VYP!

Get a head start on Halloween treats this coming Wednesday at the Valley Youth Project’s regular drop-in event for 2SLGBTQI+ youth.  We regularly have between thirty and forty attendees from all over the Annapolis Valley, so this is a great chance to meet new people and build community. Costumes (especially super gay ones) are encouraged, but not required.

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We are located in the Cafeteria of the NSSC Kingstec Campus  at 236 Belcher St., Kentville. Use the main entrance, sign in at the security desk, and follow the signs to the elevator, which will take you directly to the drop-in space. We are open from 6:30 to 8:30.  You can arrive and leave when you want, but you can’t come back in once you sign-out for that night.

Want to come, but don’t have a ride? Check out the transportation page on our website; you can book a free drive to drop-in, but you need to do it two days in advance of the event (so, by Monday afternoon at 3.30.)

We have access to both multi-stall gendered washrooms and an all-genders-welcome washroom. Please refrain from bringing or wearing scented products to drop-in.

Something you might not know about the VYP: we provide free condoms and pregnancy tests, no questions asked. We also can help if you’re in need of a gaff or binder–just shoot us an email!

 

Visit our Library @ Drop-in!

Next session is October 3!

If you haven’t been to drop-in for a while, or you’re a complete noobie, you’ll notice we are now located in the cafeteria of the NSSC Kingstec Campus  236 Belcher St., Kentville.  Please use the main entrance near the parking lot, then sign in at the security desk, and follow the VYP posters to our second-floor space.

Although we don’t do whole-group check-ibookisgayn anymore, we still have name tags for your name and pronoun. Also, we have lots of healthy snacks, queer colouring pages, art supplies, modelling clay, Legos, board games, and a free lending library (including featured novel: This Book is Gay.)

We still have our free-to-you transportation service. If you need a ride, submit a Transportation Request by the Monday before drop-in. You will receive a confirmation from us with the details about your ride.

Access notes:

  • There are two multi-stall gendered washrooms and one single stall non-gendered washroom. We support you in using the washroom you are most comfortable with.
  • There is an elevator for second floor access.
  • Some of our participants have environmental sensitivities; please avoid using scented products prior to drop-in.

Fall Drop-in, Sept 19!!

Have you missed us? We’ve missed you! We’re starting up our regular drop-in schedule again, beginning on the 19th of September. Come hang out with us and meet new people, 20180704_190242(2)or catch up with old friends. This is also a great chance to have a look at our lovely little library, or get some information on local resources. Here are the details:

  • Drop-in is located at NSCC Kingstec at 236 Belcher Street in Kentville. Once you get into the building, just follow the signs.
  • We’re open from 6.30 – 8.30 pm, but you can come anytime in that period!
  • We operate on the first and third Wednesday of every month (except September, where we skip the first Wednesday).
  • Drop-in is free, and so are the snacks!
  • Things we will have on hand: art supplies, super gay colouring pages, clay, books, puzzles, board games, cards, and Legos. We have lots of free info on safer sex, plus condoms and lube.
  • There is a multi-gender single stall washroom available as well as multi-stall gendered washrooms. We will always support you in using the washroom you’re most comfortable with.
  • Allies are welcome!
  • A minimum of two adult facilitators, who are members of the community, will be present at every drop-in.
  • If you need a ride and live in Hants, Kings, or Annapolis County, we have you covered. Check out the “Transportation” page on our website to sign up for a free lift.