Questions? Contact Director of Programs, Black Pruitt, at Black@WeSayYEPP.com
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.
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.
MEMBER APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2021
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 April. This program runs from May through November.