Approximately 15,000 LGBTQ youth live in North Texas, yet there are minimal resources available for meeting their unique needs. Youth First is the only local LGBTQ-focused youth program that addresses the challenges LGBTQ teens face with family members, peers and fellow students.
Serving youth and young adults ages 12-18, Youth First equips them with the skills they need to lead an open life. Family ties are strengthened, peer support networks are built and mental health is supported through activities that build confidence and address the specific issues that LGBTQ teens face during their critical, formative years.
Who is the Young Professionals Advisory Council?
Resource Center created the Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) in 2013 to support the Center’s Youth First program. YPAC is a unique giving circle for young professionals (45 and under) who are passionate about providing opportunities for life skills, leadership development, peer support, and educational advancement to LGBTQ youth in the Dallas area.
What does the Young Professionals Advisory Council do?
YPAC raises money to specifically support the Youth First program at the Center. All of the funds raised through membership are allocated to the Youth First programming and members are encouraged to produce fundraising and friendraising events throughout the year to raise additional funds. These events range from house parties and mixers to the wildly successful Back-To-School fundraising event.
Contact Dean S. Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 214-540-4424 for additional information.
Membership benefits include:
- Recognition on website
- Recognition in Annual Report
- Invitations to exclusive Center events/receptions
- 10% discount on Center event tickets (excluding Gaybingo)
View list of current members here.