Events

HavenCon Youth Programs

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WHO:
Youth ages 12-18

WHEN: 
Friday, March 30, 2018, 7-9 p.m. (Youth Cosplay & Costume Ball)
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11-5 p.m.
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 11-6 p.m.

WHERE:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
6505 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78752, USA

HOW MUCH:
$20 for a 3-day pass, $15 for a 1-day pass
OR request a free pass at http://havenyouthpass.outyouth.org

Out Youth’s “Second-Chance Prom” Offered Adults a Chance to Remake Memories

Almost everyone has a story from their high school senior prom ranging from magical to forgettable.

Out Youth’s second annual Second-Chance Prom Saturday, April 1, offered everyone the chance for a prom night “do-over.

Hosted by the W Hotel in downtown Austin, approximately 150 guests enjoyed an evening of dancing, entertainment and a silent auction amid tropical plants and decorations supporting the “Prom in Paradise” theme.

The event raised more than $20,000 for Out Youth and some of the proceeds helped support our annual Youth Prom for LGBTQ+ teens two weeks later at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

We’re grateful to our Prom Co-Chairs Suzanne Alley and Kody Silva (Out Youth Board Members) and their hard-working committee that included Out Youth board members Gabby Ayala, Krissi Lindsey, Nathan Michaud and Ted Burton. Plus Out Youth supporters Roseann Ferraro, Layne Box, and Crystal Lantrip.
 

Out Youth selected as a 2016-17 Austin Gives Miles Official Charity

Out Youth is excited to announce that we have been selected as a 2016-17 Austin Gives Miles Official Charity. 

Austin Gives Miles is the Official Charity Program for the Austin Marathon® presented by NXP

Out Youth will raise awareness of our life-changing and life-saving work as well as recruit runners to fundraise on our behalf while they train for the Austin Marathon, set to take place on Feb. 19, 2017. 

Out Youth was one of 26 nonprofits selected out of numerous applications. 

Runners interested in supporting Out Youth’s mission while they train can select Out Youth during their registration process. The runner will be contacted by Kathryn Gonzales, Operations & Programs Director at Out Youth with a welcome email, including more about Out Youth, how Out Youth will support them during their training, and how they can create their Crowdrise fundraising page to begin fundraising.

“Out Youth is ecstatic to be a part of Austin Gives Miles and the 2017 Austin Marathon,” said Aubrey Wilkerson, Executive of Out Youth. “Our goal is to raise $10,000 and continue to raise awareness about Out Youth's mission throughout the running community.”

Entering its fourth year, Austin Give Miles’ fundraising goal for 2017 is $500,000. This year, the Official Charity Program is partnering with CrowdRise as it’s online fundraising platform. CrowdRise is the world’s largest and fastest growing online platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. 

"We’re glad to have Out Youth involved with Austin Gives Miles ,” said Carly Samuelson, Austin Gives Miles Charity Manager. “They do great work in the Central Texas community and we look forward to them reaching their fundraising goal, helping us reach ours, and raising more awareness about their cause.” 

About the Austin Marathon®: The Austin Marathon® will celebrate its 26th year running in Austin on Feb. 19, 2017. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 20+ countries around the world. With start and finish locations just a few blocks apart, and within walking distance of many downtown hotels and restaurants, the Austin Marathon is the perfect running weekend destination. Participants can register on the website and choose to run for their preferred nonprofit.

About NXP Semiconductors: NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy, and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries and posted revenue of $6.1 billion in 2015. Find out more at www.nxp.com.