Out Youth provides many programs and services that promote the educational, mental, emotional, physical and social development of LGBTQ+ (lesbian/gay/bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) youth and their allies.
Among the programs and services offered are:
The Drop-in Center
Texas GSA Network
The Jerry Strickland Jr. Memorial Library
The David Bohnett CyberCenter
Free HIV Testing
Support for Families
Individual and Group Counseling
Health & Safer Sex Trainings
All of our programs, services, and partnerships aim to provide LGBTQ+ youth and their allies with opportunities to develop positive self-esteem, identify and cultivate peer support networks, and prepare for a successful adulthood.
Our programs and services also have the unique distinction of being youth-directed. The youth have a significant influence over the topics we cover in our educational programming, and they guide the discussion topics in our facilitated discussion circles.
Out Youth also extends our educational and developmental program and service offerings through field trips, our Youth Got Talent shows, the annual Out Youth Prom, and partnerships with other organizations in Austin.