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.

33982910_10155341153141536_5316863169610645504_n.jpgTransportation is available again this year for Queer Prom in Halifax!  If you are 19 or under and coming from Hants, Kings, or Annapolis counties, we can arrange to pick you up, drive you to Halifax, and get you home afterwards.

There is no charge for transportation, but you MUST sign up by Friday June 15.

If you are 17 or younger, you must also forward to us or bring with you a 2018 Queer Prom Consent form signed by a parent or guardian.

If you have your own transportation, you are of course welcome to meet us there!

Details for the Dance

  • 8PM – 11PM
  • Atlantica Hotel, 1980 Robie St., Halifax
  • 19 and under
  • $5 Admission
  • Drug and alcohol free
  • Security and chaperones present
  • All bags must be checked at the coat check

More details about the dance are on the Nova Scotia Youth Project site, or the Queer Prom facebook event

 

Last Drop-in June 6

Join us for our final meeting before drop-in goes on break until the fall! That makes this *the* drop-in to say hello to that new person you’ve been wanting to meet. For entertainment we’ll have our regular snacks, games, books, queer colouring pages–and now, clay! (See Fanged Bunnydog below.) Of course, feel free to bring your sketchbook, ukulele, or that knitting you’ve been working on.

Yo20180516_194209.jpgu can find us at the NSCC Kingstec campus in Kentville, #236 Belcher Steet. Enter through the main door and sign-in at the Info Desk; it’s helpful if you use the name you will use during that night’s drop-in. Look for the VYP signs and they will direct you to our space. Though most people come for the whole time, you can arrive anytime after 6.30; we finish up at 8.30. And, if you need a ride, we have you covered. For people in Annapolis, Kings, or Hants County free transportation is available; you can find out more and sign up for this service by going to the Transportation Request page of our blog.

Drop-in was created for members of the 2SLGBTQI community 25 years old and under. Questioning folks and allies are warmly welcomed. If you have questions or concerns during drop-in (or just want to play a round of Apples to Apples) there are always two adult facilitators on hand.

 

 

 

Next Drop In: May 16

Valley Youth Project rainbow heart logoThere are only a couple more Drop Ins before we take a break for the Summer.  The next Drop In is Wednesday May 16.

We are now located in the Cafeteria of the NSSC Kingstec Campus  236 Belcher St., Kentville.  Use the main entrance, sign in at the security desk, and follow the signs. The space opens for 6:30 to 8:30.  You can arrive and leave when you want, but you can’t come back in once you leave for that night.

We have drawing and colouring supplies, games, library books,  free information, and snacks.

We still have our free-to-you transportation service. If you need a ride, submit a Transportation Request. 

If you have any other questions, use the Contact Us button at the top of the page.

Valley Youth Project rainbow heart logoIf you haven’t been to Drop In for a while, or it’s your first time,  you’ll notice a few recent changes. We are now located in the Cafeteria of the NSSC Kingstec Campus  236 Belcher St., Kentville.  Use the main entrance, sign in at the security desk, and follow the signs.

We no longer do a full check-in with introductions. We still have name tags for your name and pronoun. We have the same guidelines of good faith participation, consent and a sober space. The space opens for 6:30 to 8:30.  You can arrive and leave when you want, but you can’t come back in once you leave for that night.

We don’t have a planned activity.  You still have use of our drawing and colouring supplies, games, and library books. We have snacks, and lots of free information to take  with you.

We still have our free-to-you transportation service. If you need a ride, submit a Transportation Request. 

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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