YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS
The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland offers programming for LGBTQ youth and young adults (14-24 years old) that centers on creating genuine connections between peers and increasing access to valuable resources. Our youth and young adults participate in programs geared to their age range while providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Programs provide monthly themes to build connection, support, life skills, speaker series, computer access, events, queer crafts, and queer quills.
Monday and Wednesday are centered on programming that challenges the youth and young adults to see their world from all different angles. Program participation is required to receive the provided meal. Friday’s are a relaxing evening with a dinner, dancing, and gaymes! For more information, contact Maya Simek at MSimek@lgbtcleveland.org or by phone at (216) 651-5428 x 113.
Monday & Wednesday Schedule
3:00 - 5:00 PM: Drop-In & Free Time (Uno, Cyber Center, TV)
5:00 - 5:30 PM: Check In (Group game, icebreakers, peaks and valleys)
*Please note that being present at check-in is required for participation in Family Meal & Program.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Family Meal
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Break
6:30 - 7:30 PM: Scheduled Program
3:00 - 5:00 PM: Drop-In & Free Time
5:00 - 6:00 PM: Recreation
6:00 - 6:30 PM: Dinner
6:30 - 7:30 PM: Dancing, movies, shows, etc
Additional Programs & Supports
For more information on all programs, contact Program Director Maya Simek at MSimek@lgbtcleveland.org or by phone at (216) 651-5428 x 113.
NEW! Prevention Warriors
The Center has partnered with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health to educate young adults on
responsible sexual decisions and healthy relationships.
216 Teens is a website resource for teens in Cuyahoga County and the surrounding areas for information about sexual health, healthy relationships, puberty concerns, and more.
20 Something's Group
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30 PM (ages 20-29)
A social group for LGBTQ+ young people in the Greater Cleveland area to meet, socialize, and build strong community. The group meets twice a month at The Center with monthly community activities.
Tuesdays from 3:30 - 7:30 PM (Ages 14-24)
The Applewood Outpatient Therapy satellite clinic is a program within The LGBT Community Center that provides therapy services for LGBTQ youth.
A big shout-out to our Community Partners that continually offer exciting programs for our youth and young adults!