Virtual Workshops

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 to join us.

Upcoming Events

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.
Photo Editing - Learn to make your photos pop!
Wed, Jul 22
Webinar Led by Youth Instructors
Jul 22, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
Webinar Led by Youth Instructors
Teaching the basics of using Pixlr Photo Editor as an introductory course to photoshopping and digital design.
National Summer Series - 8 Workshops
Sun, Jul 19
Webinar Led by Youth
Jul 19, 2:00 PM CDT – Jul 25, 3:30 PM CDT
Webinar Led by Youth
50 LGBT+ Youth - 8 Summer Workshops - 1 summer series
Website Development 101
Sat, Jul 18
Zoom: Youth Led
Jul 18, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Zoom: Youth Led
Want to learn the basics of website development? Learn the basics to get you started on your first website from scratch.
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.
Walkthrough on Khan Academy and Code Academy
Tue, Jul 14
Webinar: Youth Led
Jul 14, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
Webinar: Youth Led
Become familiar with 2 main websites to learn to code: Khan Academy and Code Academy. Walk you through the website tools.
Texas 50 LGBT+ YOUTH Squad
Sun, Jul 12
Zoom Workshops led by youth
Jul 12, 2:00 PM CDT – Jul 18, 3:30 PM CDT
Zoom Workshops led by youth
Summer Series for Texas Youth ONLY. Must live in the state of Texas to participate in this cohort base learning group. Represent your city while meeting some amazing LGBT+ Youth in the state of TEXAS!
LGBT+ Viewing Party Nite
Sat, Jul 11
Webinar: Youth Led
Jul 11, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
Webinar: Youth Led
Watch a LGBT-based movie together and discuss the movie's success regarding plot, LGBT+ inclusion, or other points.
Learn to Build a Video Game
Wed, Jun 24
Webinar: Youth Led
Jun 24, 3:00 PM CDT – Jun 26, 5:30 PM CDT
Webinar: Youth Led
Learn the Basics of Ren'Py to build a zombie game and other visual novel games to life.
TEXAS Series: Python 101
Tue, Jun 16
Zoom Conference Line
Jun 16, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CDT
Zoom Conference Line
Introduction to one of the top 3 coding languages: Python. Learn the basics and get to see this amazing coding language in action.


Round Rock, TX

I am Artist/Activist from Texas and use He/Him Pronouns. I aspire to be an actor or a drag queen possibly using that platform for Activism.



Chicago, IL

I hope you’re as excited to be a maven camper as I am to be your camp leader.I have experience with coding such as css, html, and renpy, as well as art.



Bronx, NY

I am a 21 year old digital artist who enjoys learning and teaching new skills.  I have worked with Maven Youth for 3 incredible years.



New York City, NY

I'm 18, I love to sing and perform but I also love just reading a good book somewhere quiet. My pronouns are he/him and I'm trans ftm.



Menlo Park, CA

For fun, I like to play video games and watch anime. Through Maven, I’ve grown so much as a person and experienced so many new things I never thought I would.



Decatur, Georgia

I love helping a community that really helped me, and I deeply believe in the importance of paying this compassion forward .



New York City, NY

I'm a Youth leader because I love working with people, and helping people find their way in whatever industry they want to pursue.



Austin, TX

I'm 17, and I use He/Him pronouns. I'm super excited about being a camp leader this year because of how awesome being a part of Maven was for me last year.



Palo Alto, CA

Going from student to leader in the Maven Youth program inspired me to pursue a career in technology.



New York City, NY

I truly loved my experience with Maven Youth last year and now i am honored to be back but as a youth intern!



Pflugerville, TX

I love coding and working on my own full fledged video game. I'm so excited to be a youth leader, I love this camp and I can't wait to help pass the experience along!



San Francisco, CA

I am passionate about Maven’s goals and ideals, and I hope to give future youth the same great experience I had.



Austin, Texas

I'm passionate about teaching, and am excited to help bring Maven's programming to more people. I'm looking forward to working with everyone this summer!



Brooklyn, NY

I'm a rising high school senior with a love for both technology and art. I've been drawing for ten years and coding for three.



Piedmont, CA

Last year, I was a camper and really enjoyed it, so I decided to become a Youth Leader to try and give this year's campers the same memorable experience!

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