Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Vibrant youth made here

Youth Programs

Vibrant youth made here

Youth Programs

Vibrant youth made here

Youth Programs

Vibrant youth made here

Youth Programs

Vibrant youth made here.

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GO-YO!

Gender Odyssey Youth Online! is an online social group for gender diverse kids under the age of 11.

Our 2020 pilot cohorts met weekly, for six weeks to connect, play games, and be heard. Based on the generous and positive feedback of both the kids and parents, we will be launching more of these groups in 2021. To be alerted to new sessions, be sure to sign up for our newsletters.

Parent(s) must already be a member of Trans Families to attend.

Youth Zoom Groups

Our youth (middle school-aged, up to 22) gather to learn, talk, laugh, and share insights about their gender journeys.  We use breakout rooms so everyone can have age-appropriate conversations about what’s going on in their lives.  Sometimes there are games.

These groups are facilitated by trained trans adults and mentors, many of whom attended our groups when they were younger.
2nd Sunday of the month

  • Middle Schoolers 11:30 – 1 pm PT / 2:30 – 4 pm ET
  • High School to Young Adult  2 – 3:30 pm PT / 5 – 6:30 pm ET.

Parent(s) or Guardian must already be a member of Trans Families to attend.

Hang Time

A second monthly time for youth to get together, organized around games like JackBox.

4th Wednesday of the month, 5 – 6:30 pm PT / 8 – 9:30 pm ET

Youth Online Chat

Trans Families also has a private access-controlled, moderated Discord server for our youth to connect outside our recurring monthly groups. The objective of the space is to give a low-barrier online space for trans and non-binary youth to make connections over conversation with other trans youth. Over the time that the server has been open, members have connected about social, medical, legal, advocacy and dating topics. Of course, music, memes, movies and games are also regular topics.

Our private server is moderated by staff and trans youth to ensure that it is respectful, and that the information shared is accurate. Access to the server is limited to youth from the Trans Families community.

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Healthy Relationships: Bodies, Dating, and Sex

Save the date!
July 21 – August 25, 2021
Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 pm PT

This is a six-week series for transgender/nonbinary teens only on the topic of boundaries, consent, pleasure, disclosure, anatomy, and more. The series is lead by trans educators who understand and are sensitive to the particular challenges trans youth confront when it comes to their bodies. Enrollment is limited.

Registration opens in June.

TYTAN

Trans Youth Taking Action Now is a leadership program for trans teens and young adults.

Our TYTANs work with mentors to explore and develop leadership skills like storytelling, facilitation, public speaking, mentorship, and grant/scholarship writing. Our mentors are all trans, non-binary, or ally-activists with experience in these areas and a passion for fostering youth agency and confidence.

This is a 9-month cohort program. Each participant completes an application and interview, and receives a monthly stipend.

Some recent highlights:

  • 2020 TYTANs developed and produced a live chat show called ‘Let’s talk Gender.’
  • 2019 TYTANs led several workshops and activities at the Gender Odyssey Conference.
  • 2018 TYTANs facilitated middle-school youth groups and presented at Gender Odyssey Conference.

Participants must already be active in Trans Families groups to apply.

Have questions?

  • If you are a family member who needs information and support regarding your child’s gender expression or identity,
    Trans Families
    can help.