ALSO Youth, a local organization that supports and empowers LGBTQ+ youth and their families, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of their new Manatee drop-in center on January 21st. This milestone marks a significant achievement for the organization.
The new drop-in center will provide a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ youth and their families, offering a variety of resources and services such as counseling, peer support, and education. The center will also provide a place where young people can connect with others with similar experiences and identities.
In addition to the drop-in center, ALSO Youth has implemented essential new programs, including parent and teacher support groups. These programs aim to provide education and support for the adults in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth and to help create a more inclusive and accepting environment for all.
The leadership of ALSO Youth stated: "We are so excited to share this milestone with you-- the community that made it all possible."
The grand opening of the Manatee drop-in center is a testament to the hard work and dedication of ALSO Youth and the community that supports them. The organization is committed to creating a more inclusive and accepting environment for LGBTQ+ youth and their families, and this new drop-in center is an important step towards achieving that goal.
In addition to the grand opening of the Manatee drop-in center, ALSO Youth is also excited to announce their upcoming annual youth prom event, which will take place on February 18th, 2023. The event, which averages over 250 kids from Sarasota and surrounding areas, is a highlight of the year for attendees and parties involved. The theme of this year's prom is a Disco Party, reminiscent of the days of ABBA and the Bee Gees, providing a fun and entertaining experience for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-20. This event serves as an opportunity for youth to come together and celebrate in a safe and inclusive environment.
If you are interested in supporting ALSO Youth, please check out their website or for more information.