Every day, young people navigate relationships - crushes, breakups, sexuality, firsts, and hook ups - but they don’t always have the space to talk about them, learn about them, or share their experiences. This discussion group is open to anyone (12-23) who is trans-identified, non-binary, gender expansive, or questioning their gender identity and looking for a space to be in a community with others who share this identity.Whatever the size of your group, this lesson should be workable. Guy: Listen; just tell them youre going out with a girlfriend or something.
The youth group from Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, planned "Random Acts of Kindness Day." The group came up with ways to spread quick shots of God's love around the city, like: — Baking brownies and cookies and taking them to the local police department and fire station. ) — Heading to the grocery store, picking out a person waiting in the express lane with just a few items, and paying for their groceries.Every kid will sit across from another kid, can be same or opposite sex, and will have a task to complete in 30 seconds before they rotate to the next person.The purpose is to completely gross kids out by the questions they need to answer or the tasks they have to complete.– Our goal is to educate the greater public on the aspects of, understanding, acceptance and inclusion of LGBTQ youth, to raise awareness and advocate for equal rights. Well, we've heard about some great stuff going on in church youth groups and Christian clubs all over the world.It's actually kind of funny, since we have to be careful not to scare people when we offer them something or step forward to say a kind word.Set up the chairs in two circles, a small circle and a larger circle outside of that.Here is a list of questions we asked kids to complete with each other: - Smell the other person's shoes - Make your best farting noise - Tell your grossest food story - Make your best screwed up face - Tell if you fold or scrunch your TP and why - Share an embarrassing story - Tell how many times you have gone to the bathroom today - Count each others nose hairs in one nostril - Stare at each other's feet and tell what toe is your favorite and why - Tell your worst vomit story Some of these topics may need a little longer than 30 seconds, others may need less. This game is a great introduction to the topic of love or dating that also acts as a way for kids to get to know each other and break out of their comfort zone a little.Chairs Submitted by Denny on We did this recently with our Middle Schoolers and instead of calling it Speed Dating, we called it Spuddying (Speed Buddying) and they had to find out things about the person across from them that they didn't already know.– Speaking engagements to interested organizations and groups about the issues facing LGBTQ youth.– Training educators, community leaders and organizations, youth services and faith based organizations, and medical professionals on LGBT issues and bullying prevention.