Youth Leadership

A pathway to support leadership development for all people with LGBTQ+ parents or caregivers.

Starting is simple! Follow this track (below) and with each level, new roles and responsibilities will become available. To begin, just attend a COLAGE program, then progress through the leadership track based on your age. For more details and to join our volunteer team, fill out this form. For questions please email Angel Martin, National Program Director.


Step 1: Attend a Program

The first step in the Youth Leadership Track is to get involved with and attend our programs, such as Family Week, Family Weekend, or any virtual program we host

Step 2: Crew Advisory Committee

The second step in the Youth Leadership Track is for 10-13 year olds. Come meet other COLAGErs your age and give input on COLAGE programs. 

Step 3: Youth Action Board

Shape the future of COLAGE with your voice! The COLAGE Youth Action Board welcomes all voices of COLAGEr’s 14-18.

Facilitator in Training: Offers COLAGErs ages 16+ an opportunity to gain new skills in leadership, mentoring and group facilitation as they train to become COLAGE facilitators.

Step 4: Program Facilitator

For people ages 18+. Facilitators work together to provide social, educational, and community building activities for youth ages 7+ at COLAGE national programs.

Step 5: Staff & Board

As COLAGE expands to support our community of over six million across the United States, we strive to stay true to our guiding principle of creating an organization by and for people in LGBTQ+ families. When searching for individuals to add to our staff or board, we will prioritize people with LGBTQ+ parents/caregivers who have participated at any level of our Youth Leadership Track and proven themselves to be outstanding leaders within our COLAGE community.

Contact Us!


PO Box 29295 Providence, RI 02909




Our Story

Join Us

Job Openings



Privacy Policy

email list