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Youth OUTright Adds Middle School Group

In the past few months, Youth Outright (YO) has received many inquiries regarding the need for services for middle school aged youth.  In order to meet that need, YO created a new monthly group specifically for middle school aged LGBTQ youth. 

2017The first meeting of this group will be held on May 2, from 11 am – 1 pm at the Youth Outright office, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak Street, downtown Asheville. 

 The first hour of this group will serve as an opportunity for youth and their parents or guardians to meet YO staff and learn more about the organization while helping youth begin to feel comfortable in YO’s space.  At noon, parents and youth will split into two groups.  Parents will have the opportunity to meet with YO staff and a board member.  This will be a safe place for parents to ask questions or to have any concerns addressed. Concurrently, youth will meet with YO staff and facilitators for a discussion and activities focused on rapport building and helping  youth feel comfortable in the YO space.
Any questions?
Youth OUTright, WNC, Inc., a 501c-3, not-for-profit organization, offers discussion groups and social activities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, ages 14 through 23. Topics and activities are led by two trained facilitators. Youth OUTright’s mission is to empower LGBTQ youth to be confident and vital members of the greater community. 

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