Youth

Hello!

We’re a safe space for young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning and Queer (LGBTIQ) and allied people ages 13-22. Drop-in to hang out almost every day (MTWF) at 3pm and stay for awesome discussion groups and activities, including health and wellness, dating violence prevention, community resilience and suicide prevention, and self-advocacy skills.

Inside Out YS believes in a positive youth development approach — that means we provide a network of amazing LGBTIQ adults, and allies, to support you with whatever you need. We partner with YOU to educate the public on the issues young LGBTIQ people face. Join weekly support groups, recreation nights, food pantry and clothing closet, and social activities to help you feel empowered to express who you are in a safe place. We’re here to help young LGBTIQ+ discover their potential to thrive!

Inside Out Youth Services (IOYS) is located at 223 North Wahsatch on the corner of Platte and Wahsatch, next to Palmer HS. (Parking is available behind the building + Corona and E Bijou).

Calendar
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    Drop In 3:00 pm
    Drop In
    Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Time to come in, grab a snack and hang out with friends. Games will be played and just hanging out chatting about general life before programming begins. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected][...]
    Qmmunity Resilience 5:00 pm
    Qmmunity Resilience @ Inside Out Youth Services
    Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Teaching youth how to be an active community members. Some days are field trips, some days are speakers and some days are classes. Questions? Contact Joseph (Program Assistant) by emailing [email protected] or calling (719)328-1056.
    3
    Drop In 3:00 pm
    Drop In
    Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Time to come in, grab a snack and hang out with friends. Games will be played and just hanging out chatting about general life before programming begins. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected][...]
    Youth Advisory Council 4:00 pm
    Youth Advisory Council
    Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Group of youth working to make changes in the Colorado communities. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected] or calling (719)328-1056.
    TransFormation 6:00 pm
    TransFormation
    Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Support group for Transgender and Gender non-conforming youth aged 13-22. Questions? Email [email protected] or call (719)328-1056.
    4
    Drop In 3:00 pm
    Drop In
    Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Time to come in, grab a snack and hang out with friends. Games will be played and just hanging out chatting about general life before programming begins. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected][...]
    Qmmunity Dinner 3:00 pm
    Qmmunity Dinner
    Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Free home cooked meal in the space. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected] or calling (719)328-1056.
    Smart Hearts 6:00 pm
    Smart Hearts
    Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    A safe dating relationship class for youth 13-22 teaching youth about healthy relationships, safe sex and other topics. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected] or calling (719)328-1056.
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    6
    Drop In 3:00 pm
    Drop In
    Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Time to come in, grab a snack and hang out with friends. Games will be played and just hanging out chatting about general life before programming begins. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected][...]
    Poetry Heals 3:30 pm
    Poetry Heals
    Dec 6 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    A group that works to write poetry about current issues in youths lives. Free of charge. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected] or calling (719)328-1056.
    Glitter Wars 5:00 pm
    Glitter Wars
    Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Game night with veteran volunteer Eric. Games are played that help youth get out of their shell and get to know others. No actual glitter is involved in the games. Questions? Contact Joseph (Program Assistant)[...]
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    Drop In 3:00 pm
    Drop In
    Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Time to come in, grab a snack and hang out with friends. Games will be played and just hanging out chatting about general life before programming begins. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected][...]
    Pizza & Policies 5:00 pm
    Pizza & Policies
    Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Join us for a conversation with State Representative Marc Snyder (HD18), Lynn Lee and State Senator Pete Lee (SD11) about issues that are going on in our community and the work that they do at[...]
    Drop In 3:00 pm
    Drop In
    Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Time to come in, grab a snack and hang out with friends. Games will be played and just hanging out chatting about general life before programming begins. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected][...]
    Youth Advisory Council 4:00 pm
    Youth Advisory Council
    Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Group of youth working to make changes in the Colorado communities. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected] or calling (719)328-1056.
    TransFormation 6:00 pm
    TransFormation
    Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Support group for Transgender and Gender non-conforming youth aged 13-22. Questions? Email [email protected] or call (719)328-1056.
    Drop In 3:00 pm
    Drop In
    Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Time to come in, grab a snack and hang out with friends. Games will be played and just hanging out chatting about general life before programming begins. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected][...]
    Qmmunity Dinner 3:00 pm
    Qmmunity Dinner
    Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Free home cooked meal in the space. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected] or calling (719)328-1056.
    Smart Hearts 6:00 pm
    Smart Hearts
    Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    A safe dating relationship class for youth 13-22 teaching youth about healthy relationships, safe sex and other topics. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected] or calling (719)328-1056.
    Drop In 3:00 pm
    Drop In
    Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Time to come in, grab a snack and hang out with friends. Games will be played and just hanging out chatting about general life before programming begins. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected][...]
    Poetry Heals 3:30 pm
    Poetry Heals
    Dec 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    A group that works to write poetry about current issues in youths lives. Free of charge. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected] or calling (719)328-1056.
    Drag Murder Mystery Party 5:00 pm
    Drag Murder Mystery Party
    Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Join members of the United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire for a night of fun and solving “who dun it”. Prize offered for the winner. Questions? Contact Joseph by emailing [email protected] or calling (719)328-1056.
    Drop In 3:00 pm
    Drop In
    Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Time to come in, grab a snack and hang out with friends. Games will be played and just hanging out chatting about general life before programming begins. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected][...]
    Qmmunity Resilience 5:00 pm
    Qmmunity Resilience @ Inside Out Youth Services
    Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Teaching youth how to be an active community members. Some days are field trips, some days are speakers and some days are classes. Questions? Contact Joseph (Program Assistant) by emailing [email protected] or calling (719)328-1056.
    Drop In 3:00 pm
    Drop In
    Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Time to come in, grab a snack and hang out with friends. Games will be played and just hanging out chatting about general life before programming begins. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected][...]
    Youth Advisory Council 4:00 pm
    Youth Advisory Council
    Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Group of youth working to make changes in the Colorado communities. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected] or calling (719)328-1056.
    TransFormation 6:00 pm
    TransFormation
    Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Support group for Transgender and Gender non-conforming youth aged 13-22. Questions? Email [email protected] or call (719)328-1056.
    Drop In 3:00 pm
    Drop In
    Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Time to come in, grab a snack and hang out with friends. Games will be played and just hanging out chatting about general life before programming begins. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected][...]
    Qmmunity Dinner 3:00 pm
    Qmmunity Dinner
    Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Free home cooked meal in the space. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected] or calling (719)328-1056.
    Smart Hearts 6:00 pm
    Smart Hearts
    Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    A safe dating relationship class for youth 13-22 teaching youth about healthy relationships, safe sex and other topics. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected] or calling (719)328-1056.
    Open House 3:00 pm
    Open House
    Dec 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Join Inside Out for an Open House and learn more about the programs offered at Inside Out and ways that you can take part as a community member, whether that be volunteering or becoming a[...]
    TransParenting 6:00 pm
    TransParenting @ Inside Out Youth Services
    Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Support group of any parents with Transgender or gender non-conforming children. Children do not need to be in the age range of IOYS youth or currently attending IOYS. This event is for parents only and[...]
    Drop In 3:00 pm
    Drop In
    Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Time to come in, grab a snack and hang out with friends. Games will be played and just hanging out chatting about general life before programming begins. Questions? Contact Candace (Program Manager) by emailing [email protected][...]
    Holiday Dinner 5:00 pm
    Holiday Dinner @ Inside Out Youth Services
    Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Dinner for youth and their families. Free of charge. Questions or want to donate a dish? Contact Joseph (Program Assistant) by emailing [email protected] or by calling (719)328-1056.
    IOYS Closed
    IOYS Closed
    Dec 23 all-day
    IOYS is closed for either special event, inclement weather or national holiday. Questions? Contact [email protected] or call (719)328-1056.
    IOYS Closed
    IOYS Closed
    Dec 24 all-day
    IOYS is closed for either special event, inclement weather or national holiday. Questions? Contact [email protected] or call (719)328-1056.
    IOYS Closed
    IOYS Closed
    Dec 25 all-day
    IOYS is closed for either special event, inclement weather or national holiday. Questions? Contact [email protected] or call (719)328-1056.
    IOYS Closed
    IOYS Closed
    Dec 26 all-day
    IOYS is closed for either special event, inclement weather or national holiday. Questions? Contact [email protected] or call (719)328-1056.
    IOYS Closed
    IOYS Closed
    Dec 27 all-day
    IOYS is closed for either special event, inclement weather or national holiday. Questions? Contact [email protected] or call (719)328-1056.
    IOYS Closed
    IOYS Closed
    Dec 30 all-day
    IOYS is closed for either special event, inclement weather or national holiday. Questions? Contact [email protected] or call (719)328-1056.
    IOYS Closed
    IOYS Closed
    Dec 31 all-day
    IOYS is closed for either special event, inclement weather or national holiday. Questions? Contact [email protected] or call (719)328-1056.

    Daily Activities

    ~Monday~

    Drop In – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Open free time at Inside Out: come on in and hang out, play pool, tinker with our arts and crafts supplies, play some tunes, or just chill out on one of our comfy couches. Take a load off, stay awhile!

    Check In – 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - A daily event at Inside Out where we each share our name, age, and pronouns, talk about the rules of the space, and get to know each other a little better! We also make time for youth announcements, which gives everyone an opportunity to share about what’s going on in their lives!

    Qmmunity Resilience – 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - This group is based on peer sharing and peer support, and developing practical coping skills to help you navigate life as a young LGBTQ+ person. Based on the Seeking Safety model, Qmmunity Resilience is here to help youth learn how to navigate life’s ups and downs! This is not a formal counseling/therapy group.

    ~Tuesday~

    Drop In – 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Open free time at Inside Out: come on in and hang out, play pool, tinker with our arts and crafts supplies, play some tunes, or just chill out on one of our comfy couches. Take a load off, stay awhile!

    Youth Advisory Council – 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - A group of youth 13-22 working to make changes in the Colorado communities by educating people on LGBTQ+ issues. This group travels across the state and does training's year round.

    Check In – 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - A daily event at Inside Out where we each share our name, age, and pronouns, talk about the rules of the space, and get to know each other a little better! We also make time for youth announcements, which gives everyone an opportunity to share about what’s going on in their lives!

    TransFormation – 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - This support & discussion group is for trans and non-binary (NB) youth, about trans and NB youth, by trans and NB youth. Discussion is facilitated by two trans-identified adults, and focuses on peer support and peer sharing. We realize that transgender and gender-expansive youth sometimes face specific issues that others might not understand. In this group, you’ll be able to share with and receive support from others who are going through similar experiences. This is not a formal counseling/therapy group.

    ~Wednesday~

    Qmmunity Dinner – 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Every Wednesday afternoon, we gather and have a home cooked meal together as a community.

    Check In – 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - A daily event at Inside Out where we each share our name, age, and pronouns, talk about the rules of the space, and get to know each other a little better! We also make time for youth announcements, which gives everyone an opportunity to share about what’s going on in their lives!

    Smart Hearts – 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - What does a positive dating relationship look like? What are some relationship red flags? What do I do if I'm feeling unsafe in my relationship? Explore differences between positive, nurturing relationships and harmful relationships every Wednesday from 6-7. Win prizes + get some healthy dating support! This is not a formal counseling/therapy group.

    ~Friday~

    Drop In – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Open free time at Inside Out: come on in and hang out, play pool, tinker with our arts and crafts supplies, play some tunes, or just chill out on one of our comfy couches. Take a load off, stay awhile!

    Check In – 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - A daily event at Inside Out where we each share our name, age, and pronouns, talk about the rules of the space, and get to know each other a little better! We also make time for youth announcements, which gives everyone an opportunity to share about what’s going on in their lives!

    Glitter Wars – 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Glitter Wars (no actual glitter involved) takes place the first Friday of the month. Youth come and play games that help get them out of their shell and help them meet other youth. Prizes are given away during games.

    Rec Night w/ Ruth – 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM -Rec Night w/ Ruth takes place the second Friday of the month. Youth come and play games that help get them out of their shell and help them meet other youth. Prizes are given away to youth.

    Rec Night – 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - The third Friday offers different chances to see presentations from special speakers on various topics, movie nights, game nights, etc.

    Final Friday Drag – 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - The last Friday we bring in drag performers from the community to perform for youth. Drag related games are offered as well for youth to play along with.

    ~Daily Offerings~

    Clothing Closet & Food Pantry – 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM Take what you need when you need it. We've got your back.

    Program Hours

    Monday: 3:00 – 7:15 PM
    Tuesday: 3:00 – 6:00 PM
    Wednesday: 3:00 – 7:15 PM
    Friday: 3:00 – 7:30 PM

    Space Rules

    Our Space Rules are the guide for conduct and behavior in the space, for young LGBTQ+ people and for staff and volunteers alike. The rules of conduct at Inside Out are youth-inspired and youth-decided.

    Schedule A Tour

    Inside Out offers tours of our space to youth, families and community members. If you would like a tour please call (719)328-1056 to schedule it or email [email protected]

    Tours will be given during the following times pending staff availability:

    Monday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Friday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    223 N Wahsatch Avenue, Ste 101
    Colorado Springs CO 80903
    719-328-1056