Young Leaders Council

Who We Are

The Young Leaders Council (YLC) is an initiative of Fenway Health to empower emerging LGBTQ+ leaders and allies to shape their community’s future. Through special events and programming, we’re fostering a culture of philanthropy that will advance Fenway’s mission.

Why join?

Fun, Friendship and Philanthropy!

The YLC hosts several events throughout the year! With different themes and focuses, our events offer opportunities to connect with other young people and the community, educational experiences, and philanthropic components. You can check this page for updates or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to keep up to speed. Scroll down to see our recent and upcoming events!

How can I join?

Most events are open to the public LGBTQ+ community and allies, ages 21-40, but some are limited to YLC donors. We ask that everyone consider becoming a donor to Fenway Health to support the wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community and all people in our neighborhoods. The suggested minimum for YLC donorship is $300 per year which can be broken down into $25 monthly installments. If you’re a student and would find that a barrier, we suggest a minimum of $10/month or $120/year. And for those of you who are doing well, feeling especially philanthropic, or have come into some sort of windfall, we’d ask that you consider a donation to meet your interest and capacity. All donations made through the Young Leaders Council directly support Fenway patients’ access to the highest quality healthcare, education, research, and advocacy.

For more information on becoming a donor, getting involved, or attending any of the YLC events, please contact Clarice at YLC@fenwayhealth.org.

Recent Events

May 17

Memorial Day Kick-Off Party

Join the YLC in kicking off the Memorial Day holiday and the summer at a socialization-based event at everyone’s favorite bar – Cathedral Station! See the Facebook event page here.

WHERE: Cathedral Station Bar & Pub, 1222 Washington St.
WHEN: Friday, May 17, 6pm
RSVP: No RSVP required
COST: Free of charge

Upcoming Events

Please consider attending some of our upcoming events to learn more about the YLC!

June 12

Boston Spirit Cruise

Boston Spirit Cruise

Boston Spirit’s annual Summer Sunset Cruise is one of the largest and most popular events of the summer. Join more than 700 friends as we cruise around Boston Harbor dining on delicious food and dancing to great tunes.

WHERE: Boston Spirit Cruises
WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
RSVP: HERE (21+ only)
COST: $40/ticket. 100% of purchase supports Fenway Health programs and services.

August

Trivia Night

The YLC is sending a team of cyclists to this year’s Harbor to the Bay bike ride, and we need YOU to help us support our riders’ fundraising for Fenway Health! Join us for trivia, socializing, and to support a great cause. Your cover fee at the door includes trivia, light appetizers, and the chance to win some awesome prizes. 100% of funds raised at Trivia will support Team YLC at Harbor to the Bay.

WHERE: TBA
WHEN: TBA
RSVP: No RSVP required
COST: Cover charge, TBA. 100% of cover charge will support Team YLC.

Sept 14

Harbor to the Bay

Harbor to the Bay

Harbor to the Bay is a one-day bike ride from Boston to Provincetown with the goal of supporting four organizations that advance the quality and accessibility of HIV/AIDS care and to positively impact people living with HIV/AIDS. Join Fenway as a rider or crew volunteer to fundraise, support H2B, and for a fun-filled weekend! 100% of rider-received pledges go directly to H2B’s beneficiaries, including Fenway Health.

WHERE: Ride – Boston to Provincetown
Crew – Fenway pit stop at Sagamore Bridge
WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2019
RSVP: Registration required via Harbor to the Bay’s website
COST: Registration fee. See website for rider fundraising details.

October

Networking Event

Information coming soon!

November

Trans-awareness event

Information coming soon!

December

Community Charity Event

Information coming soon!

January 2020

SITN

Science by the Pint

Science by the Pint is a free science café in which we invite a Boston-area research lab out to a pub or brewery to chat science over a cold one. The events are geared toward a general audience – all are welcome and no experience is necessary!

The topic is not set yet for 2020, but 2019’s event discussed the science of gender while enjoying cold brews at the Argonaut Brewing Company in Somerville! Stay tuned!

WHERE: TBA
WHEN: TBA
RSVP: RSVP not required
COST: Free of charge

January 2020

YLC Anniversary Party

Anniversary Party

Join us for the YLC’s annual anniversary party and to celebrate ten years of the Young Leader’s Council! 2019’s Anniversary Party took place at City Winery Boston. More information coming soon.

WHERE: TBA
WHEN: TBA
RSVP: RSVP not required
COST: YLC donors: Free of charge. Non-donors: TBA

Be Engaged.
Be Social.
Get Involved!

Steering Committee

  • Alessandra Robinson
  • Alyssa Beauchamp
  • Benjamin West
  • Brady Wyrtzen
  • Casey Accardi
  • Clint Attebery, co-chair
  • Gillian Comito
  • Isabella Gambill
  • Jeremy Shaffer
  • Jillian Jennett
  • Julian Serrao
  • Katelyn Dolan, co-chair
  • Malinda Mcpherson
  • Steven Dyer

Steering Committee members attend monthly meetings, recruit new members, plan events, and serve as representatives of the YLC to the greater community.

YLC Co-Chairs

Clint

Clint Attebery

Clint has been actively involved in the Young Leaders Council since 2010, and has served as a member of the YLC Steering Committee since 2014. Clint has also frequently supported the Men’s Event and the Dinner Party as a planning committee member, table captain, and volunteer. He is also on the Fenway Board of Visitors. And he has biked with Team YLC in Harbor to the Bay since 2015.

For more than 10 years Clint has worked in publishing and educational media, first at Pearson and Cengage Learning, and now at Harvard University. Clint has worked in for-profit and non-profit settings and understands the need to balance mission and sustainability.

Clint earned a BA degree in History and Political Science from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and a master’s degree in U.S. History from Boston College.

Katelyn

Katelyn Dolan

Katelyn’s relationship with Fenway Health began when she moved to Boston in 2010 to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree. Fenway provided Katelyn with an environment where she felt welcome, safe and accepted throughout her coming out journey. Her experiences as a patient at Fenway Health led Katelyn to join the Young Leaders Council, Fenway Health Dinner Party Committee, and the Steering Committee, as well as to participate in Harbor to the Bay ride over the past five years.

Through Katelyn’s professional and personal experiences, she has developed a deeper understanding for the spoken and unspoken words of vulnerable populations. As a Fenway Health patient, medical professional and LGBTQ advocate, Katelyn has been able to recognize and develop a deeper understanding that each and every individual is unique and has their own needs and desires; that every defining characteristics of our lives needs to be taken into consideration. This understanding has further enhanced her passion for raising awareness and empowering leaders to help shape the future of the Fenway Health community.

Katelyn is a graduate of Assumption College with a BA in Biology and Economics; she then received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in 2014. Professionally, Katelyn began her career as an Inpatient Acute Physical Therapist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an affiliate of Fenway Health. After two and a half years, Katelyn decided to pursue her passion in pediatrics and joined the Inpatient Acute Physical Therapy team at Boston Children’s Hospital. Additionally, she has served as the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Together, We Can Do More.

This past year, YLC members contributed over $100,000 to Fenway Health.

Questions?

Contact Clarice Johnson, Development Associate, at 857.313.6608 or cjohnson@fenwayhealth.org.