OMG: Costumes! Bowling! Diner Food! Music! Prizes!

Come out & play with us! 

We hope you’ll participate in Stonewall Youth’s Bowl-O-Rama fundraiser. This annual all-ages and child-friendly event takes place on June 4, 2016 at 6pm to 8pm at Westside Lanes.

SY Bowlarama-1There will be costumes, games, prizes, music and diner Food! Oh, and bowling! (But you can participate without bowling or even showing up!)

Ways you can participate:

~ Be a TEAM INSTIGATOR or TEAM MEMBER. Each team of 5 people fund-raises together, devises a team name and costume theme, and participates in the actual event. Team Instigators, well, instigate the team & help them organize!  Perhaps your business, workplace, organization, or group of friends would have fun organizing a team! We make it easy by providing several tools such our Facebook event page and our Bowl-O-Rama fundraising page where people can make online donations.

Click these links to get the rundown on how to be a Team Instigator or Team Member.

~ Individuals, businesses and organizations are welcome to SPONSOR the Bowl-O-Rama! We’ll promote your business to the greater Olympia LGBTQ* community and our supporters on our Facebook, website and at the event. Click here for more info.

~ DONATE! You’re invited to donate items that we could use as prizes at the event. You can also donate funds by visiting our Bowl-O-Rama event page.

sass betterWhy it’s important to support Stonewall Youth:  LGBTQQIA youth need a safe and sober place like Stonewall to talk about their experiences, and to get support, feedback, referrals, and mentorship to assist them to successfully navigate the difficulties they face. Along with being marginalized due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, many LGBTQQIA youth contend with homelessness, racism and other types of oppression, abuse or neglect from parents or guardians, hunger, mental health or substance abuse issues, poverty, bullying and disrespect at school, and other struggles. It’s estimated that approximately 40% of youth who are homeless in our community are LGBTQ+, and LGBTQ+ youth are four times more likely to commit suicide than other youth.

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Queer Art Heals Your Heart!

 11021224_10155163835420004_5740904706974905745_n.jpg?oh=8a80d86cd7f24d65f2f34ce9122158fb&oe=575C01ADWe started a new 10 week session of Queer Art a few weeks ago. Queer Art is a collaboration between Stonewall Youth and Partners in Prevention Education.
It’s an expressive arts support group for LGBTQQIA youth (21 and under) who have experienced hate, marginalization, and/or are survivors of a wide range of crimes.

Queer Art participants utilize a different art medium each week with a corresponding therapy theme. We strongly believe in self determination and encourage participants to dive as deep or as little into our themes as they feel comfortable doing. We hope to offer this in the future.

Gayla 2015!

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Stonewall Youth’s Annual Winter Gayla Extraordinaire

Join us on December 5th, 2015 at 6-9:30pm at the Olympia Ballroom for a Fabulous Evening of Fine Dining, Live Entertainment, Games, & Auctions. Enjoy performances by Ashley Eriksson, Erica Freas, Vince Brown, and the Bangles!   Ok, not those Bangles but Eternal Flame, the Bangles tribute band that rocked the house at the Night of the Living Tribute Bands.  Engage in a lively silent auction and try your luck & skill at our carnival games and raffles. Dine on a luscious dinner catered by Nineveh with beer donated by Three Magnets Brewing Co., as well as an array of wine and non-alcoholic beverages. This year’s celebration will be a total high score! 

This isn’t one of those fancy events where it’s required that you dress all formally and either be a Table Captain or know ahead of time where you’re going to be seated.  Sure, it’s awesome when folks organize themselves ahead of time to either be a Table Captain (see below) or come with a group of folks to be seated together, but that’s not necessary!  Just come as you are and be fabulous with us.

The evening will be arcade themed…feel free to attire yourself as your favorite arcade game character!  Or not.  Dress in whatever way pleases you.

The Gayla is an all-ages event.  We provide childcare. The venue is ADA accessible. Ticket price includes full dinner and one drink ticket. Alcoholic beverages will be served to those 21+ with valid ID.

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Homocoming is Here!

Join Stonewall Youth for our Homocoming Dance on Friday, November 6, from 7 to 11:00pm in the Co-Lab space at 317 4th Ave East in downtown Olympia.

The theme this year is: PLANETS. Get your planetary costume on, or just your fabulous self worthy of a planetary description! This event is for LGBTQQIA youth and their allies aged 21 and under.

For adult folk who want to get involved, please contact staff about being a volunteer chaperone or helping out by donating much needed food and beverages for the event. Our email is: info@stonewallyouth.org

For youth who want to help out with photo booth and decorations, stop by during drop ins, on Friday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday Nov. 4!

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Due to popular demand, we’ve extended the application deadline for our two youth Program Co-Director positions!!!

Are you interested in helping make Stonewall Youth fabulous?  Youth (21 and under) are invited to apply for our paid staff positions. Applications are due on Friday, August 21 at 5pm.  Looking forward to hearing from you!  PD-youth-announcement-1

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We’re hiring two youth (ages 21 or younger) to be our Program Co-Directors

Stonewall Youth is excited to announce that we’re looking for two youth to serve as our Program Co-Directors.  Applications are due at 5pm on August 7.  Each Co-Director will work 6-10 hours per week. The positions are for a maximum of two years, and we’re requesting that each Co-Director make a one year commitment. Please note that while folks need to be 21 or younger to be hired, it’s okay to keep the position after they are older than 21. Please see the job announcement below or click on the attachment for more details!  PD youth announcement (1)
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