A typical group begins with reviewing ground rules followed by “check-ins” where teens are encouraged to share a “high” — something going well in their life — as well as a “low” something they are currently struggling or being challenged with. This is an opportunity for everyone to share and be heard about their experiences, such as homophobic harassment, feelings of judgement or marginalization, or discrimination within their family or home. Our groups are a place where youth build community and friendships that extend outside of school grounds.
Facilitators may also plan a discussion or bring in guest speakers based on student feedback on topics like:
- gender identity and gender expression
- sexual orientation
- healthy relationships
- how to improve school culture
- coming out and the safety issues around it
- roots of oppression
- intervention in bullying, self-harm, or suicide
Pizza Klatch is a 100% voluntary drop-in group and all LGBTQ+ youth and their allies are welcome. No one has to speak if they don’t want to.
Pizza Klatch facilitators work hard to ensure this is a RESPECTFUL, INCLUSIVE and SAFER SPACE for all who attend.