Youth

Empower. Validate. Support.

The New Haven Pride Center is excited to offer LGBTQ+ youth-focused programming, activities, and support services throughout the year. In June 2019, the Center welcomed Ala Ochumare to our team with the goal of enhancing and increasing our LGBTQ+ focused offerings.

The New Haven Pride Center’s LGBTQ+ Youth Programming focusing on three distinct populations of youth – Children 13 and under, Youth 14 – 17/18, and Youth 18 – 25.

The Center’s Youth programming is made possible with support from :

Youth Social Groups

Youth Art Space

Youth Art Space is a social group for young artists ranging from beginner to expert working in a variety of media to share creative works and solicit feedback, as well as discuss queer art and center the works and experiences of BIPOC queer artists. To register to be part of the group, fill out this form.

Youth Support Groups

Trans Young Adult Support Group

The Trans Young Adult Support group is a support group for young adults ages 18 – 25 who identify as transgender and/or gender non-binary. If you would like to be a part of the group, please contact the group facilitators Jack and Josh at tyasgnh@gmail.com.

Youth Safe Space

Join us in one of our three LGBTQ+ Youth-centered spaces! Youth Safe Space is designed for LGBTQ+ youth 13 and under. This space is for conversations, connection-building, and safe space to explore concerns of our Communities, Schools, and physical and emotional well-being.

Youth Safe Space meets every Thursday at 4pm on Zoom.

Click here to register.

 

Teen Safe Space

Join us in one of our three LGBTQ+ Youth-centered spaces! Teen Safe Space is designed for LGBTQ+ youth between 14 and 17. This space is for conversations, connection-building, and safe space to explore concerns of our Communities, Schools, and physical and emotional well-being.

Teen Safe Space meets Thursdays at 6pm on Zoom.

Click here to register.

 

Young Adult Safe Space

Join us in one of our three LGBTQ+ Youth-centered spaces! Young Adult Safe Space is designed for LGBTQ+ youth between 18 and 24. This space is for conversations, connection-building, and safe space to explore concerns of our Communities, Schools, and physical and emotional well-being.

Young Adult Safe Space meets every other Monday at 6pm on Zoom.

Click here to register.

Meet the Youth
Programming Team

Ala Ochumare
Ala Ochumare (she/her)
Manager of LGBTQ+ Youth Programming
kylee
Kylee Harold (she/her)
Youth Programming Intern & Support Facilitator

Youth Programming Calendar

LGBTQ+ Youth Programming Details

New Haven Pride Center Scholarship Fund

The New Haven Pride Center is proud to offer multiple scholarship opportunities to foster the next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders in Connecticut and beyond.

Originally established as a single scholarship in 2011, the Center’s scholarship funds have grown vastly over the past decade to include additional awards and scholarships intended to support special areas of studies and inequity for minorities within the larger LGBTQ+ community. The Center’s scholarship fund includes four distinct awards : David Knapp Scholarship, Rosa Nilvo O’Connell Memorial Scholarship, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood Scholarship and the Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut Memorial Scholarship.

The 2021-22 scholarship application launched on February 1, 2021. Click here to start your application and read more about our different scholarship awards. Read more about our 2020-21 scholarship recipients here