Leadership in Diversity




Leadership in Diversity creates a safe space for LGBTQ youth and enables them and ally youth to explore their identities from an intersectional perspective (race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, immigrant status, etc.), to learn about empowerment from the history of identity-based movements (LGBTQ Pride, Black Power, La Raza, etc.), to build community across difference, and to develop self-care, conflict resolution, and leadership skills. LiD will be offered twice weekly after school at Street Academy and at Life Academy High School and Middle School, reaching 120 youth per year.

Health Initiatives For Youth (HIFY) has been offering this program for the past ten years.

For the school year 2022-2023, this program will be offered in three Oakland schools:

Life Academy Middle School

Life Academy High School

Street Academy High School

Funding Source: City of Oakland through the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY)

If you would like more information about this program please email info@hi4youth.org