CANDLE Youth Pride

CANDLE Youth Pride provides numerous trainings for youth-serving professionals, parents, and young people.  Training topics include numerous subjects related to the prevention of drug use, risky behaviors, and violence amongst youth.  CANDLE works with schools and organizations to create the most appropriate training for your unique needs.

Youth Pride Programs Include:

  • Common Threads Youth Empowerment Retreat

  • Trans Youth Group

  • TRUST for LGBTQ+ Youth and Their Allies

  • Professional Development Workshops

  • LGBTQ+ and Bullying Prevention Workshops for Students

  • Cultural Competency Training for Youth-Serving Professionals

Trans Youth Group

The Trans Youth Group is open to transgender, gender-queer, third gender, and non-binary youth 12-18.  Topics can range from coming out and dealing with isolation to navigating healthcare providers and healthy relationships. Facilitated by members of the transgender community who provide a safe and welcoming environment for youth to discuss their identities with their peers.

Trans Youth Group meets every first and third Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm in a confidential location.


TRUST is a support group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) high school students and their supportive allies. It provides a safe, structured setting in which youth can discuss issues related to sexual orientation. Facilitated by professional social workers, topics include isolation, communication and healthy decision-making.

TRUST meets every second and fourth Wednesdays from 6:30-8 pm in a confidential location.

For more information about Youth Pride Programs, contact Eva Dolgin:
(845) 634-6677 ext. 20