• San Lorenzo Valley High School (map)
  • 7105 California 9
  • Felton, CA, 95018
  • United States

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!

  • Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets!

  • Tickets: $25 - $95 Sliding Scale / Help support QYLA!

  • QYLA Tickets

Volunteer at QYLA!

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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For more information:


(831) 427-4004 


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