Young Professionals Advisory Council

Location & Hours

Community Center

5750 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75235, USA
Headquarters, Administrative Staff, Community Center, Behavioral Health Services, Grupo Orgullo Hispano (GOH), THRIVE, Women with Pride, Youth First
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Young Professionals Advisory Council Members

Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC)

Approximately 15,000 LGBTQIA+ youth live in North Texas, yet there are minimal resources available for meeting their unique needs. Youth First is the only local LGBTQIA+-focused youth program that addresses the challenges LGBTQIA+ teens face with family members, peers and fellow students.

Serving youth and young adults ages 12-18, Youth First equips them with the skills they need to lead an open life. Family ties are strengthened, peer support networks are built and mental health is supported through activities that build confidence and address the specific issues that LGBTQIA+ teens face during their critical, formative years.

Resource Center created the Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) in 2013 to support the Center’s Youth First program. YPAC is a unique giving circle for young professionals (45 and under) who are passionate about providing opportunities for life skills, leadership development, peer support, and educational advancement to LGBTQIA+ youth in the Dallas area.

YPAC raises money to specifically support the Youth First program at the Center. All of the funds raised through membership are allocated to the Youth First programming and members are encouraged to produce fundraising and friend-raising events throughout the year to raise additional funds. These events range from house parties and mixers to the wildly successful Back-To-School fundraising event.

Contact Kristin McLaughlin at 214-540-4421 or Send Email for additional information.

  • Recognition on website
  • Invitations to exclusive Center events/receptions
  • 10% discount on Center event tickets (excluding Gaybingo)