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 Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and meet new friends.
Qmmunity Resilience 5:00 pm
Qmmunity Resilience @ Inside Out Youth Services
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
To build resilience and help LGBTIQ young people spread hope, health, and strength.
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Drop-In Tuesdays 3:00 pm
Drop-In Tuesdays
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and make new friends.
TransFormation Support Group 6:00 pm
TransFormation Support Group
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Drop-In Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and meet new friends.
Rec Night w/ Ruth 5:00 pm
Rec Night w/ Ruth
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Drop-In Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and meet new friends.
Qmmunity Resilience 5:00 pm
Qmmunity Resilience @ Inside Out Youth Services
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
To build resilience and help LGBTIQ young people spread hope, health, and strength.
Drop-In Tuesdays 3:00 pm
Drop-In Tuesdays
Aug 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and make new friends.
TransFormation Support Group 6:00 pm
TransFormation Support Group
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Drop-In Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and meet new friends.
Rec Night 5:00 pm
Rec Night
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Volunteer Appreciation 5:00 pm
Volunteer Appreciation @ Inside Out Youth Services
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We want to celebrate you. This year we have accomplished so much, over 1,364 in volunteer hours. WOW! We want to thank each and every one of you for your dedication, support, and guidance to Inside[...]
Drop-In Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and meet new friends.
Qmmunity Resilience 5:00 pm
Qmmunity Resilience @ Inside Out Youth Services
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
To build resilience and help LGBTIQ young people spread hope, health, and strength.
Drop-In Tuesdays 3:00 pm
Drop-In Tuesdays
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and make new friends.
TransFormation Support Group 6:00 pm
TransFormation Support Group
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
TransParenting 6:00 pm
TransParenting @ Inside Out Youth Services
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Guided peer-support group for parents of trans and gender expansive youth. Parents please RSVP via email at least 24 hours in advance. [email protected]  
Drop-In Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and meet new friends.
Drop-In Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and meet new friends.
Qmmunity Resilience 5:00 pm
Qmmunity Resilience @ Inside Out Youth Services
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
To build resilience and help LGBTIQ young people spread hope, health, and strength.
Drop-In Tuesdays 3:00 pm
Drop-In Tuesdays
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and make new friends.
TransFormation Support Group 6:00 pm
TransFormation Support Group
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Drop-In Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and meet new friends.

Schedule A Tour

Schedule a tour and get introduced to who we are below!

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.

Activities

Check In – 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!

LGBTQ+ Youth Drop-In – 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!

Qmmunity Dinner – Every Wednesday afternoon from 3-5:30, we gather to prepare a nourishing meal to eat together as a LGBTQ+ and allied family.

Glitter Wars/Recreation – Pizza, chill out time, fun, games, impromptu dance parties, crafts, makeup sessions, educational and community speakers, and all manner of other amazing things happen Friday nights!

Smart Hearts – 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.

Qmmunity Resilience – 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. Every Monday from 5-6.

Special Speaker – Friday nights also offer chances to see presentations from special speakers on various topics: drag and performance skills, money management and budgeting, LGBTQ+ sex positivity, healthy relationships, anti bullying safety, suicide prevention, and other life-changing and life-saving subjects.

TransFormation – 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. Contact [email protected] for more info. Every Tues from 6-7:30.

Clothing Closet & Food Pantry – Take what you need when you need it. We've got your back. (Available during Drop-In hours)

TransParenting – This one is for parents! We have guided peer-support group for parents of trans and gender expansive youth. Parents, please RSVP to [email protected] at least 24 hours in advance. Meets every 3rd Thurs. of the month. This is not a formal counseling/therapy group.

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