Inside/Out Youth Services is located at 223 North Wahsatch on the corner of Platte and Wahsatch. Our youth programs typically run:
Mondays from 3:30 – 7:00 PM, Wednesdays from 3:30 – 7:00 PM, Fridays from 3:30 – 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.
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!
Chill Out – 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!
Cooking Basics – Every Wednesday afternoon we gather to prepare a meal that is fairly healthy, easy, affordable, and plentiful! Learn the basics of safe and healthy kitchen behaviors, and practice some skills
Glitter Wars – Every first Friday, we take the night for hilarious group games and challenges! Generally silly and terrifically fun. Of course we also have pizza, like we do every Friday…
Movie Night – Following Cooking Basics on Wednesdays, we settle in to watch a movie. There’s a general rotating theme for each month, with movies that will include: an LGBTIQ-specific film, musical/animated film, documentary/historical film, fun/fantasy/comedy film. When we have a 5th Wednesday, we’ll watch a throwback classic!
Recreation Night – 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!
S.A.M.E. Support & Discussion – Stress, Anxiety, managing Emotions…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, S.A.M.E. 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, online bullying safety, suicide prevention, and other life-changing and life-saving subjects.
TransFormation – This support & discussion group is for trans youth, about trans youth, by trans youth. Discussion is facilitated by a staff member, 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.
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.
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
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