Programs for Youth

The Center Youth Programs

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, a community-based organization, supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada.

Youth Programs Staff

Ashante Herring

Ashante Herring

Youth Resource Specialist

AJ Holly Huth

AJ Holly Huth

Youth Programs Manager & PREP Coordinator

Comprehensive Sex Education

Comprehensive Sex Education

Since 2014, The Center has offered no-cost Comprehensive Sex Education classes to Vegas-area teens 13-18. Each class teaches comprehensive sex education with LGBTQIA2 inclusion. Young people will learn about communication, protection, contraception, consent, abstinence and making healthy choices.
Equality Nevada Bingo

Family Bingo (All ages)

Equality Nevada and The LGBTQ Center present Family Bingo!
Pivot - Turning Points for LGBTQ Children & Families

Pivot - Turning Points for LGBTQ Children & Families

Pivot is a facilitator-led 6 week program at The Center for LGBTQ children and their families. Pivot is designed to support both the caregivers and the dependent by providing counselor-led support, education and community to ensure healthy outcomes. Pivot will meet each week in two rooms with two facilitators. One room will be for the kids, the other room for the adults in their lives who care for them. Every 6 weeks, both groups will meet together as a family to grow and support eachother. Email hreese@thecenterlv.org for more information.
QVirtual Youth Program

QVirtual Youth Program

QVirtual is online programming through Zoom and our Discord server for youth ages 13 - 24. Our goal is to keep youth that regularly attend our programs in person, connected to support services.
QVolution Youth Program

QVolution Youth Program

QVolution is designed to meet the social, support, recreation, and development needs of LGBTQIA+ and ally youth ages 13 to 24.
Safe Circles for Isolated Families and Youth (SCIFY)

Safe Circles for Isolated Families and Youth (SCIFY)

For families of children 5 and under, all races, genders, orientations, languages, documented/undocumented, foster, and LGBTQIA+ to find support and connection! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M7FH5KF
Social Cirkish

Social Cirkish

Generously funded by the John C. Kish Foundation. Social CirKish is a series of free circus skills classes - juggling, clowning, high wire, acrobats and more - for youth 10-19.
Virtual Tutoring: K-12 and Undergrad

Virtual Tutoring: K-12 and Undergrad

@thecenterlv & @qvolutionlv are providing on-line tutoring while our center is closed during this time. Continuity in the face of uncertainty eases anxiety. No matter what your academic goals are, we can help!
Youth Prom

Youth Prom

Every Spring, Qvolution hosts an inclusive Prom for 13 to 24-year-olds. At our Prom, youth can be their authentic selves, and bring who they want to as their date. LGBTQ youth have the opportunity to enjoy themselves in a safe environment, without fear of bullying or harassment. We never charge entrance for our prom, to ensure all youth have access.

Youth Blog

Qvolution Youth Thanksgiving

Qvolution Youth Thanksgiving

This year, the holidays will look a little different. One thing we want to keep the same is Youth Thanksgiving at The Center. While navigating the time might be a little tougher, wondering where a delicious Thanksgiving feast is going to come from won't be!

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LGBTQ+ Scholarship resources by BestColleges.com and CampusPride.org

LGBTQ+ Scholarship resources by BestColleges.com and CampusPride.org

In honor of Pride Month, our team at BestColleges.com partnered with CampusPride.org to share resources that will benefit students who identify as LGBTQ+. Our Pride Month Series deep dives into the best colleges for LGBTQ+ students, scholarships, COVID-19 resources, and safety tips.

schedule 4 months ago
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Cox awards $35,000 in diversity scholarships to 10 graduating seniors

Cox awards $35,000 in diversity scholarships to 10 graduating seniors

Cox Las Vegas has distributed $35,000 in diversity scholarships to 10 college-bound, high school seniors as part of its annual Cox Diversity Scholarship program in partnership with the Public Education Foundation and Southern Nevada-based diverse organizations.

schedule 7 months ago
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Organizations & Resources

Help of Southern Nevada

Boys Town

St. Jude's Ranch

Las Vegas Urban League

Nevada Partnership For Homeless Youth

Foundation For Recovery, Inc.

Street Teens

The Solutions Foundation

National Runaway Safeline

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project Inc

FOUNDATION FOR POSITIVELY KIDS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Brooks Behavioral Health Center

Brooks Behavioral Health Center

Child Abuse Hotline (Clark County)

Child Abuse Hotline (Clark County)

Child Abuse Hotline (National)

Child Abuse Hotline (National)

Child Protective Services (Clark County)

Child Protective Services (Clark County)

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline For all Ages

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline For all Ages

Huntridge Family Clinic

Huntridge Family Clinic

Juvenile Court Services Abuse and Neglect Hot Line

Juvenile Court Services Abuse and Neglect Hot Line

LGBT National Hotline

LGBT National Hotline

LGBT National Youth Hotline (ages 23 and under)

LGBT National Youth Hotline (ages 23 and under)

My Left Foot Children's Therapy

My Left Foot Children's Therapy

National Youth Crisis Hotline

National Youth Crisis Hotline

Nevada 2.1.1

Nevada 2.1.1

Nevada Homes for Youth

Nevada Homes for Youth

Runaway Hotline (in Las Vegas)

Runaway Hotline (in Las Vegas)

Southern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services

Southern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services

True Colors United

True Colors United

WestCare Foundation

WestCare Foundation

Youth Runaway Emergency Shelter (Las Vegas)

Youth Runaway Emergency Shelter (Las Vegas)

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Anthem

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Bluebird Barbers

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Boyd Gaming

Boyd Gaming

Cox

Cox

IRSCDE

IRSCDE

Kraft Sussman Funeral Services

Kraft Sussman Funeral Services

Lambda Business Assocation

Lambda Business Assocation

Las Vegas Pride

Las Vegas Pride

Las Vegas Prime Timers

Las Vegas Prime Timers

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Review-Journal

MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International

NGRA

NGRA

QLife

QLife

Shulman Family Foundation

Shulman Family Foundation

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Valley Heatlh System

The Valley Heatlh System

Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas

Zappos!

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