Inside Out Youth Services builds access, equity, and power with LGBTQIA2+ young people, ages 13-24, through leadership, advocacy, community, and peer support. We offer virtual and in-person programs including comprehensive sexual education, life skills for young adults, healthy relationship classes, support groups, and so much more, in addition to free and culturally competent mental health care.
All of our services are offered to the young people of the Pikes Peak region free of charge, in the hopes that our work will advance happiness and health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and two-spirit youth in our community.
"Everyone here is lovely," says 19-year-old Faith (she/they), who takes part in IOYS' young adult programs. "They are very accepting of who you are and where you come from. It's very easy to make friends here. It's easy to be around others here. I think that a lot of people bond over what they've been through and who they are, and a lot of times we don't have that. It's always good to have a place like this to come together as people who have been thorough similar things. Inside Out is definitely something you should invest in because it's not only good for people who feel like they don't belong, but it's a space where you learn things and where everyone is willing to listen."