[Ed. Note — The original version of this article noted the extended deadline at Feb. 10. This is incorrect. The deadline is Feb. 7. We regret the error.]

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The deadline to apply for the Human Rights Campaign’s, Time Out Youth’s and Equality North Carolina’s Emerging Leaders program has been extended to Feb. 7, leaders announced Thursday.

This year-long initiative, which was recently redesigned, focuses on training LGBT young adult leaders across the Carolinas.

Young adults who are 18-25 from either North Carolina or South Carolina may apply.

The program starts on Feb. 20 in conjunction with the HRC North Carolina Gala.

Participants will take part in an initial two-day seminar focused on identifying key competencies of leadership and will meet local, state and national LGBT leaders, volunteer with gala preparations and receive a complimentary ticket to the dinner event. The seminar will be held at the center.

Twenty leaders will be selected to participate in the 2015 class. Curriculum and supervision of the project will be shared by HRC, Equality NC and Time Out Youth Center. This 12-month program will provide ongoing leadership opportunities and training throughout the year.

To apply, download and complete the application at drive.google.com/file/d/0B_ySkRsU8i6dRlVSOHRGdDFweHc/view and return it by Feb. 7 to Rodney Tucker at rtucker@TimeOutYouth.org. Individuals selected for the program will be notified no later than Feb. 10.

compiled from releases; Matt Comer contributed.

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.