Meet the Youth Board

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Alexander Colaiacovo

“Alexander Colaiacovo is a 17 year old queer youth from Dartmouth. He is expected to graduate from high school in June of 2018. He has been attending Youth Project events since 2016 and has been a member of the Youth Board since early 2017. ”

Oliver Oldfield

Oliver is an 18 year old transgender and bisexual youth from Halifax. He is expected to graduate from Halifax West High School with an International Baccalaureate Diploma in the spring of 2018, and will be attending the University of King’s College for the Foundation Year Programme for a Bachelor of Arts in the fall. Currently the secretary of the Youth Board, Oliver has been involved with the Youth Project for a number of years and considers the Youth Project to be his home. He wishes to inspire other queer youth to live authentic, passionate lives and to tell his story through his artistic works.

 

 

Emily Comeau

“Emily is a student at Saint Mary’s University, completing her Honours in Psychology. She is co-chair of the Youth Board and has been part of the Youth Board for 4 years. During her spare time, she enjoys reading queer young adult novels, spending time with friends, and watching anime.”

 

 

 

Caden Hebb

“Caden Hebb is currently the secretary of the Youth Board. He is a student at Saint Mary’s University, expecting to graduate in 2019 with his Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree. He is also employed by the university as a Residence Assistant (RA). He strives to make Halifax a more welcoming place for LGBTQ individuals, both through the Youth Project and within his university community.”

 

 

 

 

Claire Walker

“Claire is a 19 year old queer youth and has been on the Youth Board since February 2017. The Youth Project has changed her life and she loves seeing it have the same impact on other youth too!
She is currently a student at Nova Scotia Community College with the goal of becoming a professional photographer.”

 

 

Sammi O’Neill

“Sammi is a 15 year old O2 student from Halifax. He is expected to graduate from high school in June 2020. Along with being on the Youth Board, Sammi also volunteers at the Halifax Central Library helping create a Podcast called “It Came From the Second Floor”. He has been attending Youth Project events since spring 2015, and has been on the Youth Board since Fall 2015.”

Jack Girard

“Jack is an 18 year old studying at NSCC in the Funeral and Allied Health Services program. He currently works as an apprentice funeral director and embalmer, and also as a musician. Jack has been involved with the Youth Project for many years, and has recently joined the Youth Board.”

Grayson Belzer

“Grayson is a queer trans guy, expected to graduate high school in 2019. He joined the Youth Board in July 2017 after having gone to the Youth Project for different events since 2015.”

Hunter Lively

“Hunter is a transgender man who identifies himself as male and uses he/him pronouns, he has been a Youth Project member for years and has recently involved himself in the Youth Board, Hunter is involved in many other youth involvement groups such as GSA’s around Dartmouth. Hunter encourages everyone to be a part of the Youth Project involvement!”

 

 

Dre Taylor

“Dre is 19 years old, and he is a student attending Dalhousie University. He is currently in a Bachelor of Arts, but will be applying to the School of Architecture at Dalhousie this year. Dre has been part of the Youth Board since February 2016, and has the position of the Social Chair on the Youth Board. Dre loves the Youth Project because it gives him a place to have fun and do good for the LGBTQ+ community.”

Corrie Hayward

“Corrie is a 19 year old who identifys as queer and nonbinary. They’ve been going to the Youth Project for the past few years but only joined the Youth Board in June 2017.”

Katie Hartline

“Katie moved from Sydney to Halifax this past summer and is a new member of the Youth Board. They are a Dalhousie student majoring in sociology and gender studies. They are 18 years old, queer, a lover of all things drag, and passionate about educating the community on LGBTQ+ topics.”

Emma Warwick

“Emma has been a member of the Youth Board since June 2017. She helps out with the Connect the Dots in Elmsdale, and wishes she lived closer to the Youth Project so she could go to more activities. She loves writing, good representation of minorities in the media, her cat Albert and her dog Chloe. She happily graduates high school in 2018.”