Youth Pride Inc. (YPI) is an affirming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning young people to build community, develop connections and be themselves. Youth come together from a wide range of backgrounds and join with one another over common issues and activities, sometimes as simple as playing video games or sharing a meal. All of our programs are free of charge and include individual counseling, weekly discussion groups, leadership trainings, social events and wellness activities. In the end, youth experiences at YPI can be transformative. We have had a busy year so far holding our annual GSA Conference in April along with our youth attending the “Born This Way” Prom in Newport. We have also worked with local government leaders to increase trans inclusion policies in our public schools. We are proud that both Governor Gina Raimondo and Congressman David Cicilline have both visited our Center this year to talk with our youth at our Community Dinners!
Happy Pride from all of us at Youth Pride!