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Date(s) - Saturday, April 14
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Deckers Outdoor Corporation


Join hosts Pacific Pride Foundation and Deckers Corporation in Goleta for the 5th Annual Youth Connect Conference & PROUD Prom! This year our youth will hear from Shadille Estepan of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and receive a special message from transgender activist Jazz Jennings during our Youth Connect Conference.

This event brings together over 200 LGBTQ+ Youth (12 – 17 yrs; 18 if still in secondary school) from Southern, Central, and Inland California in celebration and social justice at Decker’s gorgeous world headquarters.

Following the conference, youth will attend our PROUD Prom with music by LA’s DJ Young 1, performances by local transgender and drag performers and surprises galore! This event is FREE, dinner, workshop materials and stipends for group transportation provided. Each youth that attends both YCC & Prom gets a free pair of UGG slippers!

This is a FREE event and snacks, water, and dinner will be provided throughout the day at no cost to attendees and chaperones. Dinner will be a delicious local taco truck from 5 – 7 PM (with vegetarian and gluten-free — corn tortilla — options). Please note: we cannot guarantee that the food for our day will be vegan or nut-free.

All youth ages 12-17, and 18 if still in secondary school, are invited. Click here to register!