Loud & Proud: LGBTQ+ Allyship for Youth Providers by Maine Statewide Youth Action Board (Bangor)

Date(s) - 05/08/2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Training Details

Loud & Proud: LGBTQ+ Allyship for Youth Providers

This FREE training will be held in-person on May 8th, 2024 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM in Bangor, ME

Applications open April 7th thru May 7th, 2024

Want to be a champion for LGBTQ+ youth? This training provides the foundation! Join the Maine Statewide Youth Action Board as they break down key concepts around sexual orientation and gender identity, explore the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ youth coming out, and delve into the challenges they face. You’ll gain the knowledge and practical skills to create a safe and supportive space for them, along with actionable ways to be a powerful ally in their lives

Training objectives include, but are not limited to:

Define key terms: Participants will gain a solid understanding of vocabulary related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Navigate coming-out journeys: Explore the diverse experiences of LGBTQ+ youth as they come out to themselves and others, fostering empathy and understanding.

Identify challenges and risks: Recognize the unique struggles and health disparities faced by LGBTQ+ youth, including: bullying, discrimination, HIV infection, stigma, and mental health concerns.

Develop allyship skills: Equip participants with practical strategies to create safe spaces, advocate for LGBTQ+ youth, and be a powerful ally in their personal and social environments.


Are you a professional who works with youth – even tangentially? Are you interested in participating in this training? Email Matthew Wyman, Maine Statewide Youth Action Board Specialist, at mwyman@newbeginmaine.org for more info!

This training opportunity is presented by New Beginnings, Inc. Staff of youth-serving agencies and alternative schools, especially in the Bangor area, are welcome to apply!

This training is held in-person in Augusta, ME, with exact location to be disclosed to accepted participants.

Don’t wait, apply today because space is limited! 

Certificates of Attendance will be provided upon completion of the entire training!

Questions regarding the application process? Want to know more about future training opportunities? Email kcolbath@newbeginmaine.org for more info!

Training Application

Applications are closed for this event.

For more information contact:
Kelly Colbath

Kelly Colbath

Prevention & Training Coordinator

PLEASE NOTE: Application priority will be given to youth workers and staff from youth/social service agencies, residential programs, and alternative schools who work with teens and young adults at high risk for negative health outcomes or homelessness/out of home placements. Adults/educators who do not currently work directly with these youth (e.g. primarily work with younger adolescents, children, lower-risk populations, or in program administration) may submit an application request but will likely be placed on the waiting list until after the application deadline, and contacted as space allows.