Youth Programs at Metro Inclusive Health are designed to support the social and emotional empowerment of youth and young adults in our community and beyond.
METRO staff facilitate safe, affirming spaces to help our newer generations navigate the transition to adulthood – from exploring their identities and interests, to navigating sexual health, to becoming empowered leaders in their own right.
By going virtual, METRO has extended its reach to communities without resources with new attendees joining from across Florida, other states and even Canada!
Sometimes, finding an accepting and understanding social group can be tough. It’s time to connect with new faces and friends! This bi-monthly meeting is a drug and alcohol-free space for hanging out with queer and allied young adults (18+), while building friendships and support systems. Connecting is easy at Young Adult Socials… YAS!
Between the ages of 13 and 19 and want to learn more about sexual health? Check out the Closing the Gap program. Clarify myths about HIV/AIDS, learn how to protect yourself, and converse with others about how you, your family, and friends may be affected.
Navigating Success educates, increases awareness, and prevents substance misuse and HIV/AIDS through interactive group sessions, 1-on-1 goal setting, and social activities. We offer two programs for young people between the ages of 13-17 (Street Smarts) and 18-24 (Color it Real) who reside in Hillsborough or Pinellas Counties. Participants can earn up to $70 incentive upon completion.
The LGBTQ+ Youth Summit is an annual, free conference that provides information on Health, Education, and Empowerment so that LGBTQ+ youth leave knowing that they belong and have an important voice in the community.
Metro Inclusive Health hosts this event in partnership with our Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough County school districts, Equality Florida and GLSEN Tampa Bay to combat the discrimination LGBTQ+ young people still face in school, at home and within their community.
The 2021 Youth Summit was held in March.
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