Maven Youth is offering live virtual workshops for LGBT+ youth ages 14-24 to provide a safe space for networking, learning, and creating. 


Workshops are co-designed and co-facilitated by Maven Youth's Youth Leaders. Our tech company partners will also join us in providing a dynamic, inspiring and thought provoking series.

Things to know before you register:

  • Workshops are for LGBT+ youth ages 14-24. 

  • Please ONLY register for the workshops you are 100% certain that you can attend.

  • All participants are required to be on camera and be active in the discussion. 

  • Events will be virtual via Zoom due to COVID-19.

  • There is no cost to participate thanks to our generous sponsors, donors and volunteers!

Support our virtual workshops! We're looking for sponsors, donors and volunteers. Contact monica@mavenyouth.org to join us.

Top 5 Game Engines: Video Game Building
Fri, Jun 19
Webinar: Youth Led
Jun 19, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Webinar: Youth Led
Learn the top 5 game engines software you should know about in building your first video game. (Beginner Level)
Ren'Py: Build a Visual Novel Game
Wed, Jun 24
Webinar: Youth Led
Jun 24, 3:00 PM CDT – Jun 26, 5:30 PM CDT
Webinar: Youth Led
Butterfly Soup, Doki Doki Literature Club are examples of Visual Novel Games. Learn the Basics of Ren'Py to bring your video game story to life.
Game Dev Resources
Tue, Jul 14
Webinar: Youth Led
Jul 14, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CDT
Webinar: Youth Led
Know all the amazing FREE game dev resources out there for you to build your own video game.
Netflix: Stranger Things - Data -80s Youth vs Todays
Fri, Jul 17
Virtual Campfire
Jul 17, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CDT
Virtual Campfire
Adult & Youth Session: Discuss the cross generational cultural youth change from GenX-80s Youth to GenZ Youth of today.
LGBT+ Characters in Video Games
Fri, Aug 21
Virtual Campfire Chat
Aug 21, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CDT
Virtual Campfire Chat
Discussion on what LGBT+ Inclusion in the Gaming Industry looks like by examining past LGBT+ Video Game Characters.

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