Many of us are optimistic that in June the Supreme Court will decide in favor of marriage equality ….

But even if the outcome goes our way one cannot nor should not assume that the decision will have a significant impact on the lives of many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in their schools, their homes and their communities.  (Read more)

By Youth OUTright WNC, Inc

Meeting Schedule:

Contact Laurie Pitts, Programs Manager at laurie.pitts@youthoutright.org or 828.785.3621 for more information about meetings and other YO activities and events.
 Sunday youth meetings are 4:00 – 6:00 at First Congregational United Church of Christ (FCUCC), 20 Oak Street in downtown Asheville, unless otherwise indicated. Youth ages 14 – 20 are welcome to attend Sunday meetings.  Youth ages 21 – 23 are invited to attend Young Adult Leaders monthly meetings which are indicated in the schedule.
Directions: When facing the red doors at the front of the church take the long sidewalk to the door with a handicap access button.  Push the button and take the stairs to the top floor.

Sunday bus service now available in Asheville.  Click to review the schedule.

August 2nd – Movie Night – Youth Choice
Is there a movie you would like to see during this group?  If so, head on over to our YO Space (youth only Facebook page) and give us your suggestions. The (most appropriate) film with the most recommendations will be shown during our August 2nd group.

August 9th – Journaling (Part 2)
Whether you have experience with journaling or not, this group’s for you.  We’ll be using creative writing, drawing, colleges and/or other mediums to express ourselves in a group setting.  This is the second of a series of Journaling workshops we’ll be doing over the next two months.  If you have a journal, feel free to bring.  For those of you who left journals at YO last time, they’re right where you left them.  Don’t have a journal?  We’ll have blank notebooks on hand for you.

August 16th – Communicating with Parents
Do you have trouble communicating with your parents or other loved ones?  We all do at times.  In order to help with those communications we will have as our guest facilitator, Sarah Hoffert, M.Ed., who is the Community Based Prevention Coordinator for the Children & Family Resource Center in Hendersonville.  She will help us identify and

August 23th – Financial Literacy w/ Zeek
Have questions about finances, credit or anything else related to current and future financial health?  If so, this is the group for you!  We will have Zeek Christopoulos from SunTrust Bank (you might know him better from Tranzmission) to answer any such questions.

August 30th – Back to School Celebration
Summer’s over and school’s begun, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun.  Join us tonight for great company and some Fun & Games!


By Youth OUTright WNC, Inc