Youth

Craig Gibb Groups Ppy

We offer LGBT2SQ+ youth a fun, positive space to learn new skills, create projects, and celebrate our identities. Programming focuses on fostering resilience, increasing self-esteem and self-confidence while building social networks, contacts, and peer support.

Peer Project for Youth (PPY) meets every Wednesday evening and the 2nd Saturday of the month. Wednesdays doors open at 6:00pm for participants to share a meal together then programming runs 7:00pm to 9:00pm. On the 3rd Saturday of the month, doors open 12:30pm, programming runs 1:00pm to 4:00pm. (As of June 2017, the Saturday event is moving to the 2nd Saturday of the month.)

Sources of Strength is a group of youth from PPY that come together to advocate for harm prevention and reduction within the community. Our mission is for everyone in the community to feel free to be themselves and create strength within everyone. We believe that we all go through good times and bad, but we want to ensure that during those tough times none of us get overwhelmed; instead, know our strengths and how to turn to the strengths and supports that are all around us.

Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) offers fall, winter, and summer sessions for specific age groups. 15 participants per session, registration is required. The sessions focus on LGBT2SQ+ education, including: identities, allyship, health and wellness, and social justice.