Hatch Youth

Dedicated to Empowering LGBTQIA+ Youth

Hatch Youth & Hatch Jr. Drop-In Support Groups

Hatch Youth is Houston’s oldest, currently active social group dedicated to empowering LGBTQIA+ youth between the ages of 7 and 20. Hatch Youth groups provide a safe and affirming environment where youth can socialize, make new friends, and engage in educational and creative activities to help youth in and around Houston not just survive, but thrive. Educational programs include:

  • LGBTQIA+ health issues and accessing care
  • Mental health and wellness
  • LGBTQIA+ rights
  • Queer history
  • Creative writing and art
  • Social justice
  • Community resources
  • Empowering community speakers
  • Fun and games

The groups are comprised of introductions, social time, programming, and small group, and are curated by Hatch staff and trained volunteer facilitators. Youth have access to role models and peer support and can participate in special projects and events, including Hatch Prom and walking in the annual Pride Houston Parade. There are no costs for any activities.

Both Hatch Youth and Hatch Jr. are currently taking place virtually until further notice. Hatch Youth meetings occur every Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm, Friday from 7pm to 9pm, and Sunday from 6pm to 8pm. Hatch Jr. takes place on the first and third Sunday of each month from 3:30pm to 5pm.

How to Join Hatch Youth

If you are a parent or youth who would like to learn how to join Hatch, please contact Ky Hill (they/them) at program@hatchyouth.org or call 713-529-0037 x368 to schedule an intake appointment.

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Hatch Youth Outreach and Education

Hatch Youth also conducts outreach and community education on issues and problems affecting LGBTQIA+ youth for school counselors, teachers, administrators, mental health and medical professionals, and social service providers and organizations.

For more information, contact Laura Kanter (she/they) at info@hatchyouth.org or call 713-529-0037 x353.