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Community Arts Program  learn more

Throughout the year, we offer a variety of art-based classes as an outlet of creativity for area youth to cope with traumas and build skills that promote confidence. Variable offerings may include: writing, ballet, modern dance, vogue, visual art, photography, urban fashion, film, and music, among others.


This program opens in March and concludes with a Community Showcase in December where participants are welcome to share their creations from throughout the year. Classes are open to the public for youth ages 16-29 and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

Healing Performance Program  learn more

This is the original and core program of YEPP. Over a course of 6 months, LGBTQI+ youth (ages 18-25) move through a creative process of healing, self-discovery, and life building that results in a self-developed theatrical production. Throughout the process, members are provided with resource support, such as transportation and bi-weekly stipends. This program closes with community performances of the production and possible opportunities to travel regionally and nationally while creating awareness about issues surrounding LGBTQI+ youth homelessness and its intersections.


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For more information on applying, read our Application + Interview Guide

Leadership Program  learn more

This is a 6-month program where emerging youth leaders navigate a 4-month training process based on YEPP's Values and Frameworks, facilitation skills, and leadership tools, and 2-month internship within YEPP working towards ending LGBTQI+ youth homelessness.


Those interested in participating must navigate an application and interview process. Applications open every year in November. This program runs from January through June each year, with graduation in July.