School-Based Services and Support

Out Youth offers several options to support both students at area schools as well as school personnel. If you are interested in partnering with Out Youth, please click here to learn about our services and to complete a short survey so we can figure out how best to assist you.

If you are interested in support for your school’s GSA, you can also visit https://www.outyouth.org/texas-gsa

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Be YOU: Young, Outspoken, Unbreakable

An Evidence-Based Curriculum from Out Youth

For the past several years, in partnership with Communities In Schools of Central Texas and the University of Texas Population Research Center, Out Youth was able to develop and evaluate a curriculum for a support group called Be YOU (Young, Outspoken, Unbreakable)

Be YOU was designed to support the social and emotional wellbeing of youth who are vulnerable to minority stress, including LGBTQ+ youth and allies with various intersectional aspects of identity in middle schools and high schools.

During a pilot of this program during the 2017 - 2018 school year, Be YOU increased emotional regulation and decreased rumination (dwelling on negative thoughts) for students who participated in the intervention. Learn more about our research findings!

Be YOU: The Research

Starting in January of 2020, schools, school districts, and community-based organizations can purchase access to Be YOU to implement in their communities.

Stay tuned for updates throughout the Fall of 2019

It has made me feel safe and as if I always have people there for me
— Student feedback about Out Youth's School-Based Services Program, 2018 - 2019