Hatch Youth - Empowering Houston's LGBTQIA Youth
GSA Workshop

Want to learn how to establish or re-establish your school’s GSA and create a safe space for students?

  • The Montrose Center is hosting a GSA Workshop for high school and middle school students, GSA sponsors and supportive community members on January 20. This workshop is FREE for students and GSA sponsors.
  •  All other attendees must pay a registration fee of $50 on the day of the event. 

  • Registration is required, click the link below.
  • http://montrosecenter.org/forms/gsa-workshop-registration/

Hatch Youth JR.

Hatch Youth Jr. is a new program launching Sunday, January 14.

For the last 30 years, the Montrose Center’s HATCH Youth program has been addressing the needs of LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13 and 20 in the Houston area. As just one indicator of HATCH Youth’s remarkable success, none of the program’s thousands of young clients has ever taken their own life. HATCH Youth is set to mark the start of its fourth decade by launching a new program, HATCH Junior, on January 14. It will serve children ages 7 through 12 and their families and is believed to be the first program of its kind operated by an LGBTQ community center in the Southwest.

For more information click here.


Phoenix Youth

Phoenix Youth is a queer youth of color support group for ages 13 - 20

1st and 3rd Fridays of the month

Room 101

5 PM – 6:30 PM

Join us for Hatch Prom 2017!

The 2017 Annual Hatch Prom will be held on Thursday, June 1 at Numbers, 300 Westheimer Street in Houston from 7PM-midnight. Every year the Hatch Youth participants come up with their own theme.

Introducing the theme for 2017: FOREST OF DREAMS 

The Hatch Prom is a tradition and rite of passage for Houston-area LGBTIQA youth. Imagine going to your high school prom and being able to dress like you want to, dance with your partner, and just be yourself! That's what Hatch prom is all about. You won't recognize the place because it'll be transformed into an awesome dance floor with a rockin' DJ, and tons of yummy food. We'll have a photographer there to take your photo.

As always, adults ages 21+  are invited to purchase tickets for $25 online or at the door and LGBTQIA youth up to age 20 and GSA sponsors are admitted for free! We encourage the youth to wear a costume, come in drag, gown, tuxedo, or whatever they're comfortable wearing (as long as it's legal!). There are also $50 tickets for the adult VIP reception (7-9PM) and opportunities to be a sponsor of prom. 

Click HERE to for more information or to purchase tickets to the Hatch prom

Prom is also Hatch Youth's largest fundraiser, and an opportunity for the community to earmark their gifts for programs that benefit LGBTQIA youth. This includes traditional Hatch Youth activities, as well as in-school programs (Safe Zones), and LGBTQIA youth homeless outreach. We thank our generous sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible!


The Montrose Center