Pizza Klatch is serving on average, 440 LGBTQ+ students and their allies weekly across twenty-eight (28) support groups in all fourteen (14) public high schools and one (1) middle school in Thurston County. All youth are welcome, including allies, the only key to participation is to be respectful and validating of the unique experiences and concerns of LGBTQ+ students.
We are still working on compiling Student Survey results for this school year. However, a look at our most recent survey reveals:
- 91% of participants report feeling more supported and listened to since attending Pizza Klatch
- 44% report an increased ability to speak up when they hear anti-LGBTQ+ statements
- 47% report an increased willingness to stand up against LGBTQ+ bullying
- 56% report decreased incidents of thoughts of self-harm
- 67% report reduced attempts of suicide