Youth

Inside/Out Youth Services is located at 223 North Wahsatch on the corner of Platte and Wahsatch. Our youth programs typically run:
Mondays from 3:00 – 7:15 PM, Tuesdays from 3:00 – 6:00 PM, Wednesdays from 3:00 – 7:15 PM, Fridays from 3:00 – 7:30 PM

We maintain a strictly drug-free and violence-free space, and youth who leave the premises during programming hours will not be allowed to return for the evening. Additionally, adults who are not background-checked and trained by Inside/Out are not allowed in the space during youth hours; this is to ensure that those adults who are present and responsible for the safety of our youth are able to meet the high standard of legal, ethical, behavioral, and emotional professionalism we require.

Butterfly Rules

Yah we know, rules are never fun, but these are meant to protect you so listen up! Our Butterfly Rules are the guide for conduct and behavior in the space, for youth and for staff and volunteers alike. They are a work in progress, added to as they need to be. The rules of conduct at Inside/Out are youth-inspired and youth-decided.

1. Take Only What You Need
2. Get Involved
3. Always Ask Before Assuming
4. In A World Where You Can Be Anything, Be Yourself
5. Have Fun
6. One Mic, One Diva
7. No Verbal/Physical/Sexual Harassment
8. Stay Inside – No Re-Entry Without Permission
9. Be On Time
10. Respect Pronouns + Presentation
11. Drug Free Zone
12. Don’t Do the Humpty At Inside/Out
13. Use Non-Offensive Language
14. Treat Others As You Wish To Be Treated
15. Appropriate Touching
16. No Weapons or Violence
17. Respect Other’s Ideas and Religions
18. Don’t Do the Humpty Without Protection
19. Help Keep the Space Clean
20. Pick Up After Yourself
21. Pay It Forward
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!

LGBTIQ 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 LGBTIQ 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.

Special Speaker – Friday nights we bring in special speakers to present on various subjects: money management and budgeting, LGBTIQ 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.

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 TransParenting@insideoutys.org at least 24 hours in advance. This is not a formal counseling/therapy group.

Calendar
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Drop-In Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and meet new friends.
Poetry Heals 3:30 pm
Poetry Heals @ Inside Out Youth Services
Feb 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
*Glitter Wars* Games, special speakers, pizza, education, fun 6:00 pm
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GSTA Summit 8:00 am
GSTA Summit @ UCCS
Feb 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Click on the link below to register. If transportation is needed contact Priscilla by email priscilla@insideoutys.org
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Drop-In Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and meet new friends.
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Drop-In Tuesdays 3:00 pm
Drop-In Tuesdays
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Drop-In Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and meet new friends.
Poetry Heals 3:30 pm
Poetry Heals @ Inside Out Youth Services
Feb 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Rec Night w/ Ruth 5:00 pm
Rec Night w/ Ruth
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Drop-In Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and meet new friends.
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Drop-In Tuesdays 3:00 pm
Drop-In Tuesdays
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Drop-In Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and meet new friends.
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Drop-In Tuesdays 3:00 pm
Drop-In Tuesdays
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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TransParenting 6:00 pm
TransParenting @ Inside Out Youth Services
Feb 21 @ 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. TransParenting@insideoutys.org  
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Drop-In Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chill Time – A time for you to socialize and meet new friends.
Poetry Heals 3:30 pm
Poetry Heals @ Inside Out Youth Services
Feb 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
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Drop-In Hours 3:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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