As of September 27, 2021, Pizza Klatch has returned to in-person klatches on school campuses for most of our participating schools. Our staff and volunteers are fully vaccinated and abide by all COVID-19 safety protocols mandated by Pizza Klatch as well as the schools we work within.  Some of our participating schools have asked that we remain online for the time being. Check below for updated information regarding our ongoing youth advocacy efforts and resources to aid and support LGBTQ+ communities during the COVID-19 crisis. We will get through this together. 


Pizza Klatch has maintained our online live chat groups for LGBTQ+ youth in Thurston County for some of our participating schools. These online klatches generally happen during scheduled school "lunch breaks" in virtual school schedules, similar to our in-person Klatch schedules. If you are a current student enrolled at one of our participating schools (check our schools page here) in which Pizza Klatch is online for the time being, you can join our online klatches by signing up through our online form here:

If you're not sure whether Pizza Klatch is online or in-person at your school, you can ask your school counselor, check our promotional posters on your school campus or contact us directly by email or phone, (360) 339-7574 / We can connect you with the PK staff member assigned to your school who can provide you with more information about in-person klatches or will provide you with information on the chat platform you will use online and send you a link to the chat. Email and phone numbers of staff facilitators are below (you can check out our Meet Our Staff page as well).

If you are a parent, guardian or educator of a student interested in attending Klatch, be sure to have your student contact us directly. For confidentiality reasons, chat room links are only shared by PK staff with PK students directly. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

PK Staff during an online meeting


PK is currently offering two separate PK student gaming groups for participating youth to connect with other LGBTQ+ identified and allied students! Check out the requirements to play and more about the games here!


Facilitator/Advocates on staff are available by phone or email to provide students with information, emotional support, referrals, and systems advocacy to ensure student’s rights are upheld through school policies and practices that do not discriminate against LGBTQ students and are inclusive of transgender and gender-nonconforming students.

Pizza Klatch Facilitator/Advocates Contact Info

Jay Banks
Phone: (360) 339-7574 X 101

El Sánchez
Phone: (360) 339-7574 X 105

Sofia Vasconi
Phone: (360) 339-7574 X 103

Eyota Wak'ishwit Yates
Phone: (360) 339-7574 ext. 108

Never Angeline North
Phone: (360) 339-7574 ext. 107


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