Photos: 2018 Hatch Youth Neon Prom
Click the arrows to see pictures from prom!
Hatch Youth is Texas’ oldest youth-led LGBTQIA organization, and the annual Hatch Youth prom is one way that we celebrate them.
Huge thanks to everyone who helped provide an affirming, safe place for local LGBTQ youth to celebrate their authentic selves at June 3rd’s LGBTQIA Youth Neon Prom. More than 300 LGBTQ youth and supporters attended the 26th annual event at Numbers Night Club, benefiting Hatch Youth Services.
What a night it was! Hair stylist and makeup artist volunteers from Blue Mambo Hair Salon and Roots Salon were on-site to be sure that the youth looked and felt their best.
Deejay Stephanie Saint Sanchez kept the energy high with favorite tunes from today and yesterday. Taking requests from the youth all night, the dance floor remained packed.
Emcee Blackberri entertained the youth with her wit; she provided a great performance for the youth and gave out door prizes throughout the evening. Most were donated by the staff of the Montrose Center, as well as by Saving Our Sisters United (SOSU) and the Mahogany Project. Grand prize winners took home $150 gift cards donated by Roots Salon!
The night culminated in the crowning of four equal, non-binary Prom Monarchs, voted on by their peers throughout the evening.
More than 50 volunteers were there to be sure the youth had the best experience possible, including groups from Microsoft, KPMG and Asurion.
As always, Prom was free for LGBTQ youth ages 13 through 20.
This event is only possible because of the support of generous donors, who exceeded the costs and raised vital funds for Hatch Youth’s year-round efforts. Their support will provide weekly support groups & social activities, in-school youth support & diversity training to educators, as well as homeless prevention, rapid rehousing, & intervention efforts to more than 700 LGBTQIA youth this year.
Huge thanks to our Event Sponsors!
Numbers Night Club
The Empire of the Royal Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Single Star, Inc.
Carl Han & friends
The Carlson Family
Judge Steven Kirkland
Aaron Kurka & Fred Shaffer
The Lambert Family
Lavita Marks & Janice Martinez
Thank you also to our food & beverage donors, who kept the youth full and refreshed!
Jim Benton Catering & Event Planning
The Briar Club
Asians & Friends
Brenda Chacon & Diana Torres
Jackson & Company
Nothing Bundt Cakes
The Bustamante Family