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.

COVID-19 Update

We’re conducting most community programs virtually via Zoom. Our team has worked to ensure that your virtual program experience is as smooth and meaningful as possible. Learn more.

Youth Socials & Peer Support

Our weekly Youth Socials and Youth Peer Support 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! 

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
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Closing The Gap

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.

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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.

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Supporting Future Leaders

Meet the Youth Advisory Council! The YAC is a group of young leaders among our Youth Nights and Peer Support Groups.

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.

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