Rainbow Group is a social drop-in group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied youth ages 13-18. Three adult mentors facilitate group activities and discussions to provide a safe and supportive environment, where youth can make lifelong connections with their peers and develop a positive sense of identity. On a monthly basis, we invite guest speakers from different community organizations to speak in order to increase the educational component of our program. Youth are able to learn about different topics, such as STI and HIV prevention, relationships and setting boundaries, consent, dating, sexual self-care, gender identity, coming out, advocacy, empowerment, student rights, bullying and harassment, drugs and alcohol, mental health and suicide prevention.
Gender and Sexualities Alliance Leadership Hub welcomes high school and middle school youth leaders and members who are involved with Gay-Straight Alliances at school or who are interested in establishing a club. The purpose of this group is to create an affirming space for Gay-Straight Alliances youth leaders to meet and network with one another. Our goal is to continue expanding and providing a monthly space for students to meet and become engaged at the community level. This is a perfect opportunity for youth to learn how to learn and participate with our youth programs.
Youth Empowered to Act (YETA) is a coalition of LGBTQQ and allied youth young leaders working to create safer, supportive and intersectional* spaces to engage in advocacy and social justice. Every year, this youth group organizes and leads Orange County’s only LGBTQQ youth conference, the OC LGBTQQ Youth Convening. Community events include but are not limited to: speaking at school board meetings, presenting at local youth conferences, hosting a leadership summer program, drag show fundraiser, and attend the national Creating Change Conference. This is a free group with no membership fees. We meet Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm at The Center on 4th (Second Floor)