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.
Two Week-Long Sessions in July
Our weekly Youth Socials, Thursday Series and Queer Friday Hangouts programs are designed for teens (ages 13-17) of all gender identities, expressions, and romantic/sexual orientations, including allies!
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 24 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.
Join the Youth Advisory Council! The YAC is a group of young leaders among our Youth Socials and Peer Support Groups. From curating the quarterly METROPolitan newsletter to building community via social media, there are so many ways to get involved. Email LGBT@MetroTampaBay.org to ask about joining the YAC.
Can you support the mission and work of Metro Inclusive Health?