Youth

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Our Services are Online!

Inside Out is here for youth ages 13-24 from the Pikes Peak Region. We’re meeting digitally in a Discord server and are accepting new participants!

To join our online community center, please text or call (719) 315-1825 to connect with an Inside Out staff member.

  • 24/7 Text Channels
  • Voice/Video Channels are open 3-7pm M-F Daily
  • Programs 5:30- 7pm M-F

Daily Programs
Monday – Qmmunity Resilience
Tuesday – Pop Culture Club
Wednesday – Transformation
Thursday – Smart Hearts
Friday – Rec Night

Hello!

We’re a safe space for young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning and Queer (LGBTIQ) and allied people ages 13-24. 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

Daily Activities

~Monday~

NOTE: IN-PERSON OFFERINGS NOT AVAILABLE DURING COVID-19.

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.

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. NOT available during COVID-19.

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