Youth Leadership Committee

The Youth Leadership Committee (YLC) is the youth steering committee for BAGLY’s Wednesday night Youth Leadership programming.  They provide vision and direction for all of BAGLY’s Boston-based programming including our Wednesday night meetings, annual program events, and youth advocacy initiatives.  The YLC also organizes BAGLY’s participation in community events like Boston Pride and The AIDS Walk. The Youth Leadership Committee is voted into office by BAGLY’s youth membership twice annually during elections held in January & July at BAGLY’s Boston based program space.  Weekly YLC meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5pm to 6pm and are open to all BAGLY members (LGBTQ youth ages 22 and under).  Feel free to join us and see how it works!

For the most recent list of YLC members, please click here!

Co-Chairs | 2 positions | 1 year term

The Co-Chairs provide leadership and support for the Youth Leadership Committee, set the agenda and facilitate weekly YLC meetings and monthly family dinners. Co-Chairs are also required to sit on BAGLY’S Board of Directors, attend Board and committee meetings as required/needed and represent BAGLY at community events. Qualifications: Outgoing, organized and creative and committed to BAGLY’s mission and values.  Qualified candidates will have served at least 2 terms on YLC.

Events Co-Coordinators | 2 positions | 1 year term

The Events Co-Coordinators work with program staff to organize BAGLY’s 6 Annual Program Events: Halloween Party, Friends and Family Potluck, Holiday Social, Winter Ball, Prom and Anniversary Party.  They are also responsible for organizing and facilitating BAGLY’s 2 Monthly program Events: Outspoken and Go Get ‘Em Wednesdays.  Additional attendance at monthly BAGLY Ballroom Community meetings is required.  Qualifications: Outgoing, organized and creative in individuals who are committed to BAGLY’s mission and values.  Ballroom community participation and performance experience preferred.

Senior Facilitator | 1 position | 6 month term

This position coaches Youth Leadership Committee members on facilitation and leadership skills, organizes a monthly calendar of identity meeting topics and manages the “YLC Box” of signs, name badges, and meeting supplies. Also works with program staff to coordinate monthly Queer Activist College (QuAC) classes. Qualifications: Outgoing, organized and creative in individuals who are committed to BAGLY’s mission and values  Qualified candidates will have served at least one term on YLC.

Welcoming Meeting Facilitator | 1 position | 6 month term

This position plans and facilitates BAGLY’s Welcoming Meeting from 6pm to 7pm every Wednesday and also provides orientation to BAGLY programs and services for new members, and creates a welcoming environment for all. Qualifications: Outgoing, organized and creative in individuals who are committed to BAGLY’s mission and values.  Experience with icebreakers and community building activities preferred.

Women’s Meeting Facilitator | 1 position | 6 month term

This position plans and facilitates BAGLY’s weekly meetings and creates a safe space where women identified BAGLY members and THEIR allies can talk about the stuff they want.  Qualifications: Outgoing, organized and creative in individuals who are committed to BAGLY’s mission and values.  Experience building anti-oppressive environments preferred.

People of Color Meeting Facilitator | 1 position | 6 month term

This position plans and facilitates BAGLY’s weekly meetings and creates a safe space where BAGLY’s members of color and THEIR allies can talk about stuff they want. Additional attendance at monthly BAGLY Ballroom Community meetings required.  Qualifications: Outgoing, organized and creative in individuals who are committed to BAGLY’s mission and values.  Experience building anti-oppressive environments preferred.

Transgender Meeting Facilitator | 1 position | 6 month term

This position plans and facilitates BAGLY’s weekly meetings and creates a safe space where BAGLY’s transgender identified and gender variant members and THEIR allies can talk about stuff they want. Additional attendance at monthly MTPC Youth Committee Meetings required.  Qualifications: Outgoing, organized and creative in individuals who are committed to BAGLY’s mission and values.  Experience building anti-oppressive environments preferred.

Outside Facilitators | 1 position | 6 month term

The Outside Facilitators represent the “outside” member voice on the Youth Leadership Committee. Outside Facilitator is also responsible for keeping BAGLY’s “outside” / non-structured space fun, welcoming and safe for members. Qualifications: Outgoing, organized and creative in individuals who are committed to BAGLY’s mission and values.  Experience managing conflict / conflict de-escalation and resolution skills preferred.

All YLC members are required to:

Perform additional duties or attend additional meetings as assigned/needed.
Attend Family Dinner one Saturday per month. Attend BAGLY every Wednesday 5pm – 9pm Attend BAGLY Events* Attend BAGLY Youth Leadership Retreats