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 Announces StandOUT Partners Giving Circle

In August, Out Youth announced our new donor appreciation program – the Out Youth StandOUT Partners giving circle.  

Out Youth is fortunate to have the support of so many community members, and we would not be able to provide the life-saving services we offer our youth without our generous donors.  As a way to recognize donors who give $1,000 or more in a calendar year, we have established this new initiative to keep donors more connected to the organization, and make sure we stay more connected to our donors.

StandOUT Partners will gather a few times a year at special events to hear directly from the staff, our youth and our board of directors.  We will share the latest news about Out Youth, as well to listen to donors to make sure we’re addressing their goals and desires. 

If you’re a StandOUT Partner – thank you. If you’d like to become a StandOUT Partner, contact us at or call us at 512-419-1233. We’d love to talk to you.