The Youth Engaged in Leadership or YEL program at Side by Side is open to LGBTQ+ and allied youth ages 14-20. This program provides a unique opportunity to acquire leadership skills through hands-on projects. Youth leaders in the YEL program are also responsible for coordinating the planning and logistics for Side by Side’s annual Alternative Prom. YEL meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm during the school year at the Side by Side Youth Center. For more information contact Lacette Cross at 804-644-4800.