The Queer Youth Task Force is proud to announce the 26th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 5:30 pm at New Brighton Middle School in Capitola in-person outdoors in the Quad. To create a safe and healthy in-person awards ceremony for our nominees and awardees, their proud […]
Welcome to Queer Youth Leadership Awards!
The Queer Youth Leadership Awards recognizes queer youth across Santa Cruz County for being leaders within their community. Being a leader encompasses many attributes and spans across all disciplines and activities. If you know an out LGBTIQ youth who is making a difference by standing out, being proud and being true to themselves, nominate them for a Queer Youth Leadership Awards.
Three Ways to Support the Queer Youth Leadership Awards! Advertise, Sponsor a Table or Donate. Those who donate over $575 will be listed as a co-sponsor. All co-sponsorships confirmed by April 21, 2023 will be featured in the QYLA Printed Program, linked to on the QYLA website, and will have visibility at the event itself. Due […]
Sign Up Now — Audition Form Here! QYLA 2023 Youth Talent Auditions Auditions: February 2023 The 26th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards is looking for two youth emcees AND two performers or youth group performances for the awards ceremony taking place on May 13, 2023. Looking for high school and middle school talent in: Singing […]
An Update on the 24th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards As we approach the one year anniversary of our county’s shelter-in-place order, we’d like to reflect on all that the past year has brought us. The pandemic, fires, and political upheaval have left us collectively feeling pain, grief, loss, isolation, fear, and uncertainty. But the […]