Creating a safe environment for our LGBTQ youth to thrive is part of the ever-critical work of our movement, and San Diego Pride hosts several LGBTQ+ Programs for young people.
The Lunch Bunch Every second Saturday of the month from 11am to 2pm, you can come hang out at the San Diego Pride office with other LGBTQ+ junior high- and high school-aged youth! Find out more here.
The Pride Youth Marching Band is a volunteer program designed to foster character development and leadership in LGBTQ-identified youth who wish to participate in the parade by sharing their musical talents in a culturally supportive community. Register now for this year’s program!
Pride Youth Zone is our safe space for queer youth to hang out and meet other kids within the Pride Music Festival. Pride Youth Volunteers create and oversee the production of their own area! Join Youth Zone!
Youth Volunteer and Internship Opportunities Volunteers and interns are welcome to join up with Pride either on their own time or as part of our internships that can be tailored to the requirements of your school’s program. You can sign up to hear more about our volunteer opportunities here, or contact our Programs Manager for internship questions at [email protected] or (619) 297-7683.
Pride Youth Art Show: San Diego Pride, Art of Pride, and the Trevor Project are partnering to create a platform to showcase young local LGBTQ artists. Art is a positive form of expression, and we welcome the opportunity to help our youth share their stories with family, friends, faculty and the community. Learn more here!
The Youth Leadership Academy is a one-day workshop packed with outdoor activities, bonding exercises, and empowering educational discussions. This academy will include an intro to LGBT history, youth advocacy, and network building. With these tools our youth will learn new skills to engage their own communities and use their voice to inspire others to action. Click here to learn more.
Other local LGBTQ+ youth serving organizations:
GLSEN San Diego
Hillcrest Youth Center
North Country LGBTQ Recourse Center
San Diego Unified School District LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee
Trans Family Support Services
We Are Fair
Youth Emergency Shelter (formally known as Storefront)
Youth Empowerment Summit (Y.E.S.)