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About The Program

The Queer Youth (QYou) Initiative at the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland is a safe and affirming place for LGBTQ+ youth ages 11-19. At QYou, we work to collaborate and provide youth with a network of support and opportunities to express themselves, make new friends, and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Accessing important resources, making friends, and promoting community involvement are cornerstones of the program.

Questions? For more information contact the QYou team at [email protected].

qyou Resources

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Mon | wed | fri 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QYou Drop-In

At QYou Drop-In, a daily check-in discussion is held alongside a meal or snack. Ample unstructured-time is offered so youth can socialize with each other through arts & crafts, games, and guided activities.

You are welcome to join us for drop-in programming at any time before or after completing the registration form. You do not have to wait for a coordinator's approval. We look forward to meeting you!

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register your gsa

Does your school have a Gay, Straight Alliance/Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)? Help us build a network of GSA’s across Northeast Ohio. Registering your GSA allows us to reach out with resources and events that we think would be of interest to LGBTQ+ youth and allies, as well as connect with other GSA’s. Information provided remains confidential. 

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QUEER PROM

The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland proudly presents an annual Queer Prom for youths ages 14-20, encouraging attendees to come as they to be who they are! The event is held annually in June. Stay tuned for details for Queer Prom 2024!

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PRIDE SCHOLARSHIP

The Pride Scholarship is awarded annually in June to two eligible applicants on The Main Stage at Pride in the CLE®. Applicants must be between the age of 17-25, who are residents of Ohio, and are seeking scholarship money to any university, community college, technical school, art school, or para-professional program. While only 2 recipients are awarded each year, applicants may apply annually as long as they are eligible for consideration.

2023 APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED: Stay tuned for 2024 information!

COMMUNITY Resources

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WEEKDAYS VARIOUS TIMES

SCHOOL OF ONE

In Partnership with Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD),  School of One is the first of its kind in the nation. SO1 is an on-site public school with a focus on LGBTQ+ youth, providing them an affirming safe environment.

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Additional community resource guide

The Center remains a hub of resource and connection. We have collected a guide for youth to utilize when needed - from immediate crisis to mental health professionals to legal assistance. 

The Team

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Autumn Franz

Lead QYou Program Coordinator
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Azariah B.

Azariah Burkette

QYou Program Coordinator
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6705 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 651-5428

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: Closed

 

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