St. Barnabas of the Valley Episcopal Church
Montezuma Youth Pride
Montezuma Youth Pride (MYP) is a church and community partnership offering supportive programming for LGBTQ2S+ youth in Montezuma County.
MYP offers weekly peer support groups for LGBTQ2S+ students and their allies at Southwest Open School, Montezuma-Cortez High School, Cortez Middle School, and Mancos Middle and High School for conversation, support, and community projects.
We also coordinate free field trips and educational opportunities for LGBTQ2S+ youth, and can provide support to youth who are kicked out of their homes or need financial support to access basic necessities, educational resources, opportunities, or affirming care or experiences.
MYP is funded through community donations and grants. Our supportive partner organizations include the School Community Youth Collaborative (SCYC), local AXIS employees, and Good Sam's Food Pantry.
Join us for our Queer Ball on Friday, February 10th! This free event is for 2SLGBTQIA+ and allied youth and will be held in Cortez.
Permission slips are required and rides are available with advance sign-up. Contact St. Barnabas or MYP directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there!
See you at the Queer Ball!
Join our programs!
Are you a parent, family member, or youth who wants to:
Attend a group?
Learn about field trips and other opportunities?
Start a group at your school?
Get more information about 2SLGBTQIA+ identities, including how to support your child or loved one?
Contact us! We'd love to talk to you and get you connected.
Volunteer with MYP
MYP is always seeking dedicated community members to join our planning committee, and 2SLGBTQIA+ role models to serve as facilitators and chaperones for our programs! Our programs are largely volunteer run, but some small stipends are available for 2SLGBTQIA+ volunteers to make participation more accessible.
Facilitators are vetted and trained by St. Barnabas and attend additional trainings to support participants' safety, mental health, confidence, and joy.
If you'd like to get involved, contact us to learn more!