Community Resources: youth

Ozarks Family Resource Cetner

Boys & Girls Town of Missouri’s Empowering Youth program was created to address the needs of homeless youth in Southwest Missouri. Our mission is to provide the support and guidance homeless youth need to transition to safe and stable homes. Empowering Youth focuses on the opportunity to create positive change in the midst of crisis. Our goal is to empower homeless youth through access to community resources, a safe environment and a supportive staff.

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Tags: homeless, resources, southwest missouri, springfield, support, youth, housing

Equal

EQUAL is Kansas City’s for youth-by youth Gay Straight Alliance Network, connecting queer youth across the metropolitan area. EQUAL organizes an annual Empowerment Summit, National Coming Out Day and the Day of Silence.

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Tags: activism, get involved, kansas city, social, youth, western missouri, allies, queer

FultonPrism

The Fulton High School PRISM Club welcomes all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning students and their straight allies to come together for education, support and fun.  Through group discussion, social activities and sexual orientation/gender identity education PRISM hopes to create a safe place of support, reduce isolation and depression in LGBTQ youth as well as help create a safe school environment free from homophobia, sexual, verbal and physical harassment.

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Tags: students, youth, teens, fulton, lgbt, allies, social, get involved, safe space, school

Gender Youth Group

We meet the first Wednesday of every month at The SPOT in the Central West End in St. Louis. If you are youth (13-24) and are self-identified as transgender or gender variant or you wonder if you might be, say so in your request to join and you will be welcomed.

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Tags: gender, social, st louis, support, trans, transgender, youth, questioning, mental health

GLSEN

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

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Tags: bullying, education, get involved, national, youth, schools, GSA, research, advocacy

GLSEN Kansas City Chapter

Nationally, GLSEN works to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are over 40 Chapters around the country, which work closely with the national staff of GLSEN to implement programs, and to keep national staff informed of local events.

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Tags: bullying, education, get involved, kansas city, youth, students, sexual orientation, gender identity, teens, GSA, gay, lesbian, genderidentity

Growing American Youth

Growing American Youth is a social support organization for youth who live near St. Louis and who are 21 and under and may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Tags: get involved, social, st louis, support, youth, meeting, community, connect

GSA Network

Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.

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Tags: advocacy, education, youth, getinvolved, national, youth, gsa, leadership, bullying, community

HavenMPowerment

The Haven Mpowerment Project mobilizes young gay/bisexual men in the Ozarks to shape a healthy community for themselves, build positive social connections, and support their friends to have safer sex.

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Tags: youth, gay men, bisexual, southwest missouri, social, safe sex, teens