The Village

The Village

Creating safer spaces for the LGBTQ+ Community in Northern Delaware.

The Village is a community of LGBTQ+ youth and adults, and their allies, dedicated to empowering and supporting members of all ages. The Village is located in Northern Delaware, and hosts events most often online, or in Wilmington at the Central YMCA. We aim to provide safe social engagements, mentorship, resources, education, and leadership opportunities for youth and adults.

Accepting applications for the 2021 Leadership Program for LGBTQ+ and allied youth,
ages 13-23.  

In this 12-week competitive, collaborative program, they will build relationships with LGBTQ+ and Allied Community Leaders, develop their own leadership potential and discover more about the following topics: 

  • Mental Health and Wellness 
  • Physical Wellness  
  • HIV/STI Education and Prevention 
  • Peer-To-Peer Networking and Support 
  • Social Justice 
  • Political Awareness and Advocacy 
  • Presentation Skills 

In addition, participants take part in workshops on a range of LGBTQ+ topics and will develop a presentation to promote peer acceptance and inclusion. After graduation from the program, they will be able to join the Speakers’ Bureau if you so desire. If selected, youth receive a participation stipend that can be used as a catalyst for continuing their education and/or jump-starting their career. 

Interested? Submit a Google form application. For more information contact us at

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