Board of Directors for 2017–18

Fiesta Youth is excited to announce as of September 1, 2017, our new Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 year.  This new board of directors is eager to move the Fiesta Youth mission forward with exciting programming for the youth and young adults of San Antonio and the surrounding communities, along with creating some exciting fundraising events to continue the purpose of Fiesta Youth to help bring our community, our sponsors, and our youth together.  Our new board members are the following: 

President - Darrell Garcia Parsons, LCSW

Vice President - Megan V. Smith

Treasurer - Joe Montaldi

Secretary - David Laidacker

Director / Founder - Emily Leeper

Director - Thad Leeper

Director - Roxanne Henkin, PhD

Director - Anna Wood

Director - Ana Perez

Director - Zachary Shipley

We welcome our new board members and can’t wait for an exciting year!

Meet our Youth Facilitator!

Marcos de R. Antuna, Youth Facilitator

Marcos de R. Antuna, Youth Facilitator

With the efforts and support of the board, sponsors, volunteers, and the community, Fiesta Youth welcomes Marcos as our very own Youth Facilitator! Marcos joins us with a wealth of experience, education, and passion working with LGBTQ youth. Marcos first began his journey with Fiesta Youth over a year ago conducting research with our youth. He grew to love and appreciate the mission of Fiesta Youth and later became a dedicated volunteer. Marcos comes to us with an undergraduate degree from Duke University, two master's degrees from Rice University, and is currently a doctoral student at UTSA.

Marcos is active in various progressive political causes and is an advocate for youth issues and LGBTQ rights. We are very excited for this first step towards a bigger and brighter future for Fiesta Youth! We know this is just one of the many milestones Fiesta Youth is destined to achieve.

Rummage Sale on Saturday, August 27th!

Help our youth attend Six Flag's "Out in the Park" event on Friday, September 23rd by raising money at our rummage sale held on Saturday, August 27th! We invite everyone to visit us at University Presbyterian Church (300 Bushnell, 78212) and find some treasures! We are also accepting item donations! If you have items you would like to donate or would even like to help volunteer at the rummage sale, please contact us at OR call us at 210.802.1373. 

Fiesta Youth's 3rd Annual Halloween Hocus Pocus Fundraiser

Are you looking to get involved with a great organization, having fun, and meeting new friends all at the same time?

Fiesta Youth, San Antonio's Premier LGBTQ Teen and Young Adult Support Group, has just what you've been looking for!

We will be forming our planning committee for the 3rd Annual Halloween Hocus Pocus very soon! Hocus Pocus is one of our adult-only. signature fundraising events for the organization. A Halloween extravaganza with costumes, contests, silent auction, music and dancing, and an open bar, all set in a historical downtown location!

This event was a sell-out last year!

Stay tuned for the date, time, and location and make plans to join the planning committee.

To find out more about the event, visit our Hocus Pocus Page!

Pride Parade & Festival

Come join us in celebrating Pride month by attending "Pride Bigger Than Texas: Pride Parade & Festival. Fiesta Youth is a beneficiary and would love to have your support. 

* Volunteers needed to help with our Raspa/Soda booth, info booth, and Parade float. If you are not a current volunteer, please visit our volunteer page and complete an application. Questions? Contact us at