Youth Programs and Services

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Drop-In Activities

A safe and welcoming social environment for LGBTQ and allied  youth ages 13-24 to build community, meet others, and participate in different activities. Youth Drop-In Activities take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3 to 6 PM. Activities include discussion groups, movies, video games, arts and crafts, and cooking workshops. Please note: To participate in Drop-In Activities, youth must attend a one-time Youth Program Orientation. Please call 718-808-1378 for Orientation Times).

G-Spec

 G-Spec is a weekly group for trans*, gender non-conforming, and allied teens ages 13-19. G-Spec meets every Friday at 6 PM..

Grrrl Power 

Grrrl Power Group is a weekly empowerment group for LGBTQ young women (born and/or identified), gender non-conforming individuals, and allies between the ages of 13-24. Dinner is provided.

The Grrrl Power Saturday Skills Series is a biannual 10-session series that also focuses on empowerment. The series covers LGBTQ identities, intersectionality, leadership skills, job and/or higher education readiness, financial literacy, self-defense, sexual health, reproductive justice, body image, and environmental justice. Meals are provided for each participant at every meeting. A stipend of $100 is awarded to each individual who completes at least 8 of the 10 sessions.

Grrrl Power is made possible by the New York Women's Foundation.

Momentum One-to-One

Individualized counseling services for young men and transgender individuals ages 16-29 providing assistance with education, job readiness, applying for public assistance, finding housing, safer sex and risk reduction counseling, and referrals to HIV/STI testing and other medical and social services. Call (718) 808-1385 for more information/to schedule an intake.

Momentum Group

An HIV/STI prevention-based educational group for young men and trans women ages 16-24. Meets Thursdays, call (718) 808-1385 to schedule an intake.

Callen-Lorde HOTT Mobile Medical Unit

On-site 3rd Wednesday of the month to provide FREE medical services to LGBTQ-identified youth ages 13-24, including STI testing, family planning, vaccinations and general physicals/health visits. Call 718.808.1385 to make an appointment.

The Backpack Project

Support the youth at the Pride Center of Staten Island to provide backpacks and school supplies to those in need as well as enriching programming throughout the year in our youth drop-in activities after-school program.