Fiesta Youth celebrates 5 years!

On September 23, 2018, Fiesta Youth celebrates their 5th anniversary in our great city of San Antonio.  We will be holding the celebration at The Candlelight Cafe - 3011 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, Texas from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. The celebration will include guest speakers, music, free appetizers, anniversary cake, and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.  Cash bar (beer and wine) will be available on site. The Fiesta Youth mission is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, affirming place for LGBTQ young people to express and explore who they are through education, peer-support, advocacy, and friendship. 

Fiesta Youth began in the summer of 2013, with a mom’s (Founder - Emily Leeper) quest to help her teenage child find support and resources for LGBTQ youth in San Antonio; our nation’s 7th largest city at the time. She found nothing. She reached out to members of the LGBTQ community and our allies and the idea of bringing a LGBTQ teen and young adult support program to San Antonio was born. On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, the doors of Fiesta Youth swung open and we waited for the first teen to arrive. Since then, we have been welcomed hundreds of LGBTQ youth and allies, who have walked through that door.  With the support of our local business, donors, sponsors, friends, families, and supporters we have raised thousands of dollars to continue that same mission.  We have extended our programming to the local San Antonio Public Libraries with our Lit out of the Closet programming and will soon offer additional programming days with the YMCA of Greater San Antonio at Tri-Point and the South San Independent School District in the Fall of 2018.  

We are proud of our present and excited about our future and we welcome everyone to come and celebrate with us at our 5th Anniversary celebration.  

Fiesta Youth 5th Anniversary Celebration!

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Place: The Candlelight Cafe - 3011 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, Texas

Guest speakers, music, free appetizers, anniversary cake, and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.  Cash bar (beer and wine) will be available on site. 

Questions: Contact david.laidacker@fiesta-youth.org

Visit www.fiesta-youth.org for more information on our organization and upcoming events.