• Out Youth

    Out Youth http://outyouth.org/ is a Wonderful Non Profit Program in Austin that specializes in the LTGBQIA Youth.

    info@outyouth.org

    512.419.1233

    Out Youth
    909 E. 49 1/2 Street
    Austin, Texas 78751

    About Out Youth:

    Out Youth is a nonprofit organization that supports and provides services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 12 to 19 in Austin and Central Texas.

    We offer peer support groups, counseling, educational programs, social activities and community outreach.

    The Out Youth Drop-In Center is open to youth every Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday 4:30 to 8:30 pm.
    Out Youth

    Mission, Vision, & Values of OutYouth

    Mission

    Out Youth promotes the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well being of sexual and gender minority youth so that they can openly and safely explore and affirm their identities.

    Vision

    Out Youth envisions a world where sexual and gender minority youth receive the support needed to develop positive self-images, empower themselves and become active citizens in their communities.

    Values

    We believe strongly in the following core values, which support our mission and vision.

    Sanctuary
    We believe that all individuals have the right to be themselves and to express themselves without fear. We work toward this ideal by encouraging people to live their own lives fearlessly and by working to build safer communities.

    Empowerment
    We believe that young people have the knowledge, skills and experience to make decisions for themselves and to make meaningful contributions to their communities. We encourage and support them as they develop and apply their capacity to transform themselves and the world in which they live.

    Justice
    We believe that all people have the right to live their lives with dignity. We work toward building a more just society in which everyone has an equal opportunity to live openly and honestly.

    Diversity
    We believe in honoring our similarities and differences as individuals as well as members of our larger society. We are open to learning about both our individual uniqueness and the ways in which we all connect to one another.

    Community
    We believe that individuals gain strength by engaging with and contributing to others. Working collectively toward our shared goals deepens our connection to one another.

    Integrity
    We believe in living with honesty and respect for ourselves and for others. We carefully consider our decisions and take full responsibility for the consequences of our actions.