MENU

Youth Programs

Empowering New Generations

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.

Youth Socials & Hangouts

Our weekly Queer Friday Hangouts and monthly Youth Socials in St. Pete and Tampa are designed for teens (ages 13-17) of all gender identities, expressions, and orientations, including allies!

Young Adult Socials (YAS!)

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!

Youth Nights
Party room at METRO set up with red couches and Pride flags
METRO Youth Art Market
2

Closing The Gap

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.

Connect:

Navigating Success

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.

Connect:

Did you know?

Metro Inclusive Health offers Pediatric Care in Tampa and St. Petersburg for children and adolescents. Offering 100+ health and community programs, METRO is equipped to meet the health and wellness needs of your entire family!

Visit the Youth Center

This charming bungalow — located adjacent to our Tampa Health & Community Center — provides safe, welcoming space for LGBTQ+ and allied youth to attend programs and connect with peers.

Events & Opportunities

We host these events every year in support of our youth program attendees’ personal and professional growth.

Support Our Programs

Donate

Can you support the mission and work of Metro Inclusive Health?

Volunteer

If you’re interested in becoming a group or program facilitator, please email LGBT@MetroTampaBay.org.

Español