Dear Friend of Queer Youth,
Congratulations 2019 QYLA Nominees & Awardees!
Join us in honoring & celebrating Queer Youth & Ally Leaders!
22nd Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards
Saturday, May 11, 2019
San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton
5:30 pm Resource Fair
6:00 pm Catered Buffet Dinner
7:00 pm Awards Ceremony
Watch the QYLA 2019 PSA featuring this year’s emcee's, Chloë Rae Adolfo and L’Ree Kropholler, with SLV High School GSA President Justice Landes and 5th District Supervisor Bruce McPherson!
The Queer Youth Task Force is proud to announce the 2019 Nominees & Awardees!!
Queer Youth Leadership Award, Awardees
Andi Mellon, Student, Cypress Charter High School
Giselle Guerrero, Student, Pajaro Valley High School
Red Jacob, Student, YES School
Zoey Tiller, Volunteer, Santa Cruz AIDS Project (SCAP) and Student, Pacific Collegiate School (PCS)
Queer Youth Leadership Award, Nominees
Chloë Rae Adolfo, Student, Soquel High School
Cody Bucher, Student, Soquel High School
Jeydon Cordero, Alumni & Crew Member, Food What?! and Student, Delta Charter High School
Justice Landes, Student, San Lorenzo Valley High School
Oliver Cantrell, Student, Harbor High School
Ally to Queer Youth Award, Awardee
Jen Salinas-Holz, Advisor, Alianza Charter School QSA, Watsonville Charter School of the Arts (WCSA) GSA, WCSA GSA Junior, & Lakeview Middle School QSA
Ally to Queer Youth Award, Nominees
Julian Nixon-Gant, Student, Watsonville Charter School of the Arts (WCSA)
Lani Egbert, Teacher, Boulder Creek Elementary School
Lesley-Reid Harrison, Manager, Triangle Speakers, a program of The Diversity Center Santa Cruz County
Dr. Rosa G. Hernández, Principal, Lakeview Middle School
Ryane Ortiz, Teacher, Aptos High School
Organizational Ally to Queer Youth Award, Awardee
Pajaro Valley Pride
Organizational Ally to Queer Youth Award, Nominees
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County
Cabrillo College Office of Student Equity
QYLA Tickets Available!
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Volunteer at QYLA!
Volunteer for a one or two hour shifts anytime from 10 am – 11 pm on Saturday, May 11th – Be part of the QYLA team!
Watch the QYLA Volunteer PSA
QYLA Thank You!
A special thank you to the student leaders from the San Lorenzo Valley High School’s Genders & Sexualities Alliance Student Club (GSA) President Justice Landes, Vice-President Reyes Warne and the entire SLVHS GSA members as well as their club advisors, Ms. Sara Young and Mr. Eric Kahl.
Additionally, thank you to:
SLVUSD Trustee Gail Levine
SLVUSD Superintendent Dr. Laurie Bruton
SLVUSD Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Christopher Schiermeyer
SLVHS Principal Jeff Calden
SLVHS Assistant Principal Danielle Winters
SLVHS Secretary Jeannette Lange
and the entire QYLA 2019 Core Production Team
QYLA is sponsored by the Queer Youth Task Force of Santa Cruz County, a fiscally sponsored agent of the Diversity Center. Co-sponsored, in part, by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District (SLVUSD), San Lorenzo Valley High School, and the San Lorenzo Valley High School Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) student club.
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