SAY! Youth Services

The Stonewall Alliance Center has provided a youth drop-in group since 1994. Currently, we have two discussion groups: SAY! A and SAY Teens.

Stonewall Alliance Youth (SAY) Groups

Stonewall Alliance Youth (SAY) Teens

meet Thursdays- 3:30-5:00pm

The teens group is a non-threatening, non-discriminatory, and safe outlet for teens (ages 14-17) to talk about issues surrounding sexuality. They are inclusive to all youth and meet every Thursday from 3:30-5:00pm at the Stonewall Alliance Center. Contact Conner at conner@stonewallchico.org for more information.

Stonewall Alliance Young Adults (SAY! A)

meet Wednesdays - 6:30-8:00pm

SAY! A is an open group of young adults (ages 18-35) who meet on a weekly basis to be social, talk about LGBT*Q+ life in Chico, and plan events around town. This group meets every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm. Contact us at center@stonewallchico.org for more information.

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History

In the early 1990's Butte County's Department of Drug & Alcohol, Youth Services received funding to study the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transexual, Intersex, Queer, Questioning youth. An LGBTQ+ Youth Taskforce was created and the Stonewall Alliance Center was represented on its membership. Tools were developed for teaching school administrators, counselors and faculty about LGBTQ+ youth. Upon completion of the funded efforts the County asked the Stonewall Alliance to continue the work.

In 1994 we began providing the first safe space for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies in Butte County. In seventeen years we have served hundreds of teens and young adults. These young people have made a lasting contribution to our community and to many other communities. One teenager from 1994 later became the Center's executive director for 2004-2006.