Q: Is Out For Education the same as PFLAG/HATCH Youth Scholarship Foundation?
A: Yes! We are the same organization with the same board of directors. The only difference is our name change.
We wanted to make it easier to describe who we are. PFLAG/HATCH Youth Scholarship Foundation (or PHYSF) is difficult to say, difficult to remember, and difficult to write down. Out for Education captures the essence of our organization. We are out. We are for education. We are out for education.
Q: Are you still involved with PFLAG and HATCH?
A: We were founded by PFLAG-Houston and H.A.T.C.H., and we have been a separate organization from PFLAG-Houston and H.A.T.C.H. since 1999. Since then, we have always retained strong ties with both organizations. PFLAG-Houston still provides funding for a scholarship, and H.A.T.C.H. students are recipients of many of our scholarships. (Today, HATCH is part of the Montrose Center.) Like PFLAG and H.A.T.C.H., we are dedicated to improving the lives of young LGBT individuals.