IMPORTANT UPDATES:

Join us July 19-22 for our very first LGBTQ youth Camping Trip! We will be taking up to 12 youth between the ages of 13-17 who identify as LGBTQ on a FREE camping trip! All camping materials, transportation, food, and fees are paid for! Just apply here.

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LGBTQ Middle School Youth Group LGBTQ High School Youth Group

Longmont Queer and Trans Youth Group LGBTQ Youth Of Color Group

Out Youth Program

Our Youth Program is Out Boulder County's social and educational space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their allies ages 11-18 (Under 13 need a guardian permission form signed). (Looking for resources for kiddos under 11? Check out TYES (Trans Youth Education & Support)).

We run 4 weekly support groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning youth ages 11-18. Our groups are a great place for LGBTQ youth to come to feel supported, access resources, meet other LGBTQ youth, and explore their identities in a safe and welcoming environment! We have great conversations, bring in knowledgeable and affirming presenters from other community organizations who deal with a variety of topics including healthy relationships, substance use prevention, youth homeless services, sex ed, and social justice. We also have a lot of fun with various activities, game nights, movie nights and field trips! 

In addition to our weekly groups, we also offer special events, including the annual LGBTQQ and Allies Youth Dance in May and Night of Noise Youth Summit in April. These events are coordinated and planned by paid Youth Interns. We also manage Youth and Family Areas at Longmont Pride (June) and Boulder Pride (September).

All Programs are FREE, drop-in and open to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allied Youth between the ages of 11 and 18 (Under 13 need guardian permission).

We have bus passes available for youth who need assistance with transportation to get to and from our groups. If you need support with this, please reach out to our Youth Program Coordinator (jhowerton@outboulder.org) or one of the group facilitators.   


Are you an adult interested in volunteering with our Out Youth groups? Email Jenna at jhowerton@outboulder.org to discuss opportunities.

Keep up to date with group information, activities, field trips, and closures with our youth Facebook page and Instagram.


LGBTQ Middle School Group

A peer support group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning youth in Middle School ages 11-14. Youth under 13 need a guardian permission form signed to participate.

Contact:

Jenna Howerton, Youth Program Coordinator
jhowerton@outboulder.org

Details:

Weekly on Mondays
4PM - 5:30PM
Boulder Pridehouse 2132 14th St.

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LGBTQ Youth of Color

OBC’s new youth group for Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC)!

Details:

Weekly on Tuesdays
4PM - 5:30PM
OBC Longmont office 630 Main st.

Contact:

Jenna Howerton, Youth Program Coordinator
jhowerton@outboulder.org or

Bianca Oyaneder, QTPOC Youth Group Facilitator boyaneder@outboulder.org


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LGBTQ High School Group

Details:

Every Wednesday
4PM - 5:30PM
Boulder Pridehouse 2132 14th St.

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Longmont QTs Youth Group

A peer support group for LGBTQ+ youth.

Contact:

Jenna Howerton, Youth Program Coordinator
jhowerton@outboulder.org

Details:

Every Thursday
4:30PM - 6:30PM
St. Vrain Community Hub (515 Coffman St.) Room 112

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Out Boulder County and OASOS hold a youth group that meets in Longmont every Thursday! This group meets at the Community Hub downtown Longmont (515 Coffman St) from 4:30 - 6:30 PM.

We bring in community speakers, do small group activities, social events, art activities, and so much more. Every week is focused on a different topic, previous weeks have been about GSA leadership, Day of Silence, and strategies for coming out.

Allies are welcome and encouraged to join this space!

For any questions, you can contact Jenna at jhowerton@outboulder.org.


Why is there an OBC Out Youth Program?

Because there's a need!

Based on the best practices resiliency model, Out Boulder County’s youth programming strives to help youth thrive and flourish in their personal lives and in the broader community, now and in the future. Out Youth offers opportunities for leadership, social justice education, advocacy, volunteerism, social events, and special projects.


Youth Confidential Line: (303) 704-4618- is run by Out Boulder County’s Youth Program Coordinator. The conversations on the youth confidential line are confidential between the youth and Out Boulder County Staff.

Youth can call or text this number to receive information on groups and youth events, inquire about resources, and get support.

We are not a crisis intervention center. For immediate help access the following resource:

The National Suicide Hotline- call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or visit suicide.org.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

TrevorLifeline—A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386

TrevorText—Text “START” to 678678. Standard text messaging rates apply. Available Monday through Friday between 3pm–10pm EST / Noon–7pm PT

TrevorSpace—An online international peer-to-peer community for LGBTQ young people and their friends.

Trans lifeline-877-565-8860. Need to talk? Call! Our peer support hotline is run by and for trans people. We’re available 7am-1am PST / 9am-3am CST / 10am-4am EST. Volunteers may be available during off hours.

Contact:

Jenna Howerton, Youth Program Coordinator
jhowerton@outboulder.org

Events!

In addition to our weekly groups, we also offer special events, including the annual LGBTQ and Allies Youth Dance in May and the Night of Noise Youth Summit. These events are coordinated and planned by paid Youth Interns. We also manage Youth and Family Areas at Longmont Pride (June) and Boulder Pride (September).


Our youth program is generously funded by the City of Boulder's Youth Opportunity Fund, the Wild Geese Foundation, the Buck Foundation, and the Twisted Foundation.

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