IGY’s youth activities can be a relevant and interesting socio-educational space for LGBTQ+ and hetero-cis youth alike. The activity will create alternative and liberating spaces for the youth, which will lead to engagement both together and individually in the LGBTQ+ community as well as in Israeli society, in local spaces and within the organization.
The spaces provide a sense of home, belonging and meaning through informal meetings with a group of peers, meaningful guidance and facilitation, and being part of a country-wide organization.
The activities in groups are safe spaces for every LGBTQ+ youth built on the values of equality, liberation and peace, as well as on the the goals and the organizational work plan.
IGY’s youth activities (ages 12-18) have been expanding in recent years. There are currently more than 80 groups and 15 youth clubs spread across the country. In groups and clubs, youth may meet IGY facilitators, participate in activities, go to seminars, camps and trips together, or just meet and make LGBTQ+ friends their own age.