Outlet- LGBTQ+ Youth Drop In
Start date: 1 December, 2016
End date: 14 December, 2017
Outlet is an LGBTQ+ youth drop-in space for youth in Victoria, BC ages 13-19. Outlet supports youth in creating connections with peers and mentors within their community through healthy recreational activities.
Outlet has a safe space policy and is held in an accessible location.
Outlet also provides psycho-educational workshops to community groups on LGBTQ+ youth topics.
Nature of the Project Reach
Outlet works to bring LGBTQ+ youth closer to their LGBTQ+ peers and mentors within their home community. Outlet offers the opportunity for youth from different school districts to gather weekly and learn about each other through recreational activities. Outlet also provides LGBTQ+ mentors from the community as facilitators of the weekly drop-in. Outlet provides workshops for community groups interested in learning more about LGBTQ+ youth topics and attends local conferences to promote the Outlet program.
-The main goal of Outlet is for the youth to feel they have a safe space to have fun in!
-The vision of Outlet is to have the youth attending plan the majority of the programming that happens weekly.
-To have youth emerge from this group with improved community connections and confidence to be authentic in who they are.
-Have youth plan an event at the end of the project timeline to thank community supports for supporting the program.
Outlet is open to collaboration with other local groups interested in community collaboration.