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.
Our weekly Queer Teen Hangouts in St. Pete and Tampa are designed for teens (ages 13-17*) of all gender identities, expressions, and orientations, including allies!
*or until High School graduation
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.
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!
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.
Our 2022 Youth Summit was held in April.
We host these events every year in support of our youth program attendees’ personal and professional growth.