Youth Group (13yr-17yr)
The Grand Rapids Pride Center hosts a weekly, social and supportive, Youth Group for folks ages 13 – 17. Our youth pride themselves on being easy to talk to, open, and eager to make new friends. We would love for the opportunity to meet you! Every Wednesday, our group offers confidential access to friendship, engagement in the form of discussions and activities, and therapeutic services.
Here is what our current youth have to say about group:
“We have social anxiety and food. Welcome!” – AB, 13
“I feel like I can be comfortable here, because I am not out at school and my parents don’t know. So it is a really comfortable place for me.” – KR, 16
“Everyone is, like, accepting and easy to connect with even if you don’t talk to them right away. I mean, because like, there are always going to be those people you don’t talk to, but you could. So it’s good to know that they are there.” -EB, 15
We would love for the opportunity to meet you! If you're a parent of a LGBTQ youth and would like to schedule a tour and/or meeting before your child attends Youth group, please reach out to us at (616)458-3511. We want to make sure everyone who attends group feels safe and is comfortable.