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LGBTQ+ Youth Mentorship

About the Program

Matches (mentor and mentee pairs) usually connect with one another on a weekly basis. That might look like going for a walk, exploring a new museum, playing sports or games, or cooking a meal together. Matches also participate in monthly group hangouts to promote community building between mentors and mentees through fun and educational activities.

QUEERSPACE collective has partnered with local organizations and event centers to provide access to events, museums, and entertainment activities completely free of charge for matches. We will provide transportation stipends as needed.

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Do You Need a Mentor?


Are you or do you know an LGBTQ+ youth who needs an LGBTQ+ mentor?

Youth Requirements:

  • Ages 12-17

  • Based in the Twin Cities Metro Area

  • Must be able to attend group hangouts each month and connect for 1-3 hours per week with an LGBTQ+ mentor

Applications must be completed by the youth's caregiver or through a third party referral. Caregiver permission is required to be part of the mentorship program.

If you are an LGBTQ+ youth and do not have caregiver permission, or have more questions about our program, please email us at for additional resources and support.

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Be a Mentor

As a volunteer QUEERSPACE hangouts mentor, you will have the opportunity to support the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth build their self-esteem and develop a deeper sense of belonging, cultural identity, and pride.

Mentor Requirements:

  • Identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community

  • Age 25 or older

  • Based in the Twin Cities Metro Area

  • Able to attend monthly group hangouts and  connect weekly for 1-3 hours with a mentee

  • Complete and pass a screening process, including a background check, reference checks, and pre-match training

Note: We are currently seeking applications from black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) and transgender & gender non-conforming adults to meet the needs of the diverse youth we serve.

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