They found themselves at Out Youth
Every day, we hear stories of queer youth who are victims of bullying, confronting religious intolerance, dealing with issues of race and identity, and worst of all, living in families that neither love or accept them for who they are.
Thankfully, youth in Central Texas have had Out Youth – a place where they could get access to programs and services that helped them thrive, not just survive.
But we can’t do this important work alone!
Together, we can build a stronger community by building stronger youth.
With your help, it can get better now.
About UPG Video
Last spring, UPG Video Marketing launched the “Video for Change” nonprofit video contest. Entrants were asked to submit a short video explaining how a UPG Fundraising Video would help them change their world.
Here’s what Out Youth submitted:
We went to work immediately with the wonderful team at UPG, working closely with Ben Cecil to develop the concept for the video and making sure that youth were the central focus of their video.
Last Saturday’s Prom was an absolute blast!
We had over 200 LGBTQIA youth in attendance to Light Up the Night at our 2013 Prom AND raised over $1,200 dollars.
In addition to some mighty fine dancing, there was a cat walk fashion show, fierce dance off, great music by DJ SIR, awesome food, hospitality and venue provided by Whole Foods, and tons of great memories.
Pictures are currently being reviewed and will be available for viewing in the next few weeks, so check back here for updates!
We’re already looking forward to a bigger and better prom next year, so stay tuned!