Youth

At The Center we believe that you should celebrate who you are, what makes you unique and why you matter. For members of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth community, we provide a safe, inclusive and affirming environment to foster relationships, personal and professional skills and the evolution of identity. Open to young people between the ages of 13-21, our programs build self-esteem and help ready you for various life stages. We also offer a first-of-its kind substance use treatment program to help LGBTQ young people, ages 13 and older, make healthy decisions about drugs and alcohol.

As your community center, we provide more than just a wide range of services and programs for LGBTQ youth. We also provide a true home with open doors, where you can drop in to meet and make friends, and feel connected to those who share common experiences.

From dances, open mic nights and the Youth Pride Chorus to gaming groups, movie screenings and drop-in groups, The Center is your foundation for encouraging and furthering your connection to the passion and pride of our city’s LGBTQ community.

Connect through:

  • Discussion groups

  • Creative art workshops

  • Social activities and events

  • Performing arts programming

Visit us to learn what we’re about and what we do. Drop by any time during The Center’s youth program hours:

Monday–Friday: 3–7:30 p.m.

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Gender Spectrum hosts online groups for pre-teens and teens to provide you with the opportunity to connect with others, share experiences, and feel the comfort of a supportive community. Check our groups page to learn more and find our current groups.