Youth Well-Being Program

HRC Foundation's Youth Well-Being Program is dedicated to improving the lived experience of LGBTQ+ youth in everyday institutions of daily life--families, schools, after-school enrichment programs, community centers, health and wellness programs, child welfare, and other systems of care.

The Youth Well-Being Program includes the annual Time to THRIVE conference, Project THRIVE, the Youth Ambassador Initiative, Parents for Transgender Equality Council and a portfolio of training and educational resources to help youth-serving professionals promote the overall well-being of LGBTQ+ youth.

10,000 Youth-serving professionals

who serve 2 million young people have received professional development from Youth Well Being's annual Time to THRIVE conference, webinars, and participation at other major national convenings.

30+ National professional associations

representing over 6 million youth-serving professionals receive direct support and technical assistance from the Youth Well-Being Program, advancing their LGBTQ inclusion efforts, including adopting stronger LGBTQ-inclusive policies, position statements, resolutions and member resources.

100+ Diverse LGBTQ+youth

have their voices amplified by the Youth Well-Being Program, allowing their stories to motivate adults to create safe, inclusive spaces for them to thrive.

Youth Well-Being Projects

Time to THRIVE is an annual national conference for educators, counselors and other youth-serving professionals to learn how they can create safe, inclusive and welcoming environments for LGBTQ+ youth.

The Youth Ambassador Initiative is designed to amplify the important voices of teens and young adults, and engage them to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ youth in school, at home, and in the greater community.

Project THRIVE is a collaborative, national campaign to create more equitable, inclusive support systems for LGBTQ+ youth by building on the skills and capacities of youth-serving professionals.

Parents for Transgender Equality National Council is a coalition of some of the nation's leading parent-advocates working for equality and fairness for transgender people, with the intention of connecting, mobilizing and amplifying many of the most powerful voices of love, inclusion and support for transgender equality.


  • Dr. Vincent Pompei, Youth Well-Being Program Director, He/Him
  • Pallavi Rudraraju, Youth Well-Being Program Manager, They/Them

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For information about Project THRIVE, contact: