IMPORTANT UPDATES:

Join us Thurs October 24th from 6-9 pm on a field trip to the Frightmare Compound Haunted House! FREE admission and transportation! We can take up to 10 youth. Sign up here to reserve your spot!!!

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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)).

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Weekly LGBTQ Youth Groups (FREE and Drop-in)

We run 4 weekly support groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning youth ages 11-18 (Under 13 need guardian permission form signed).

LGBTQ Middle School Youth Group LGBTQ High School Youth Group

Longmont Queer and Trans Youth Group LGBTQ Youth Of Color Group

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! 

LGBTQ Youth Community Events

In addition to our weekly groups, we also offer special events, including our annual Night of Noise Youth Summit in April, our annual LGBTQQ and Allies Youth Dance in May and our newest program- our annual LGBTQ Youth Summer Camp in July!

The Night of Noise and LGBTQ Youth dance events are coordinated and planned by our paid Youth Interns.

We also manage the Youth and Family Areas at Longmont Pride (June) and Boulder Pride (September).

Transportation & Gender Affirming Apparel

We have free youth 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.   

We receive donated binders from community members (some new and some used). We have various sizes and lengths at both our Boulder and Longmont offices. If you are a youth between the ages of 13-18 and need a binder please text our Youth Program Coordinator, Jenna Howerton (She & They pronouns), at 719-582-4566 to arrange a day/time to try them on.

If you are a youth ages 13-18 and looking for other gender affirming apparel please text our Youth Program Coordinator, Jenna Howerton (She & They pronouns), at 719-582-4566

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

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

Out Youth Social Media

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
5-6:30 pm
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
5-6:30 pm
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
5-6:30 pm
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) room 112 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

Call or text their work number: (719) 582-4566


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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