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The Parent & Professional Institute at the Models of Pride Conference was created for parents of LGBTQ youth and professionals who support them. The conference is an opportunity to meet other LGBTQ-supportive professionals, gain exposure to new ideas and information, and attend FREE specialized workshops led by experts who have a wealth of knowledge and resources for youth and their providers. We will be offering over 25 workshops that will cover a number of subjects including:

• Dating & healthy relationships
• Sexual Health
• Education
• Faith & Spirituality
• Supporting trans* and gender-expansive youth
• Legal Rights
• Mental Health
• Child Welfare
• Juvenile Justice
• En Español

We would love for you attend the conference as a representative of your agency, school, or program. Connect with other providers for your own professional growth and gain new information on best practices for supporting and affirming LGBTQ youth.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Space permitting, you may register on the day of the event. Check-in begins at 7:30am at Alumni Park. You can purchase dinner on-site at The Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) or at restaurants surrounding USC.


This Year's Organizers: 

Celso Cardenas Tere La Giusa Polly Kim Kristin Medeiros Doug Pollock Brenda Thompson
Nia Clark Joey Hernandez Brandon Kyle Sofia Mota Mariette Sawchuck Krystal Torres-Covarrubias
Gizella Czene Jennifer Jiries Mandy Litwin Chris Angel Murphy Jonathan Skurnik Angela Weeks

Please direct any questions to Nia Clark at

To Volunteer for the Parent and Professional Institute at Models of Pride, please click here. Thank you!!

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