The Issue: Need for Renovations at Youth Center
The Youth Center serves as the heart of one•n•ten’s organization—a space that welcomes more than 2,500 youth each year. However, there’s increasing need for updates and renovations to the 47-year-old building it's housed in. With an expansion of its Youth Center, one•n•ten can continue to serve LGBTQ and allied youth with its social programs and resources.
The Campaign: Contributing to Youth Center’s Renovations
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by one•n•ten to renovate its Youth Center. The Youth Center provides LGBTQ youth and their allies with a safe space where they can socialize, make new friends, and participate in programs that promote self-acceptance and self-expression.
Self-expression, self-acceptance, leadership development, and healthy life choices: these are things that all young people deserve. one•n•ten works to ensure that LGBTQ youth get those opportunities alongside their peers by creating a safe space, both mentally and physically, for them to reach their potential. At one•n•ten’s Youth Center, young people between the ages of 14 to 24 from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds can take place in weekly discussion groups or talk one-on-one with peers in a supervised setting. The center's programs include everything from Q High, a staff-guided online high school diploma program, to job-interviewing training and LGBTQ youth camp. one•n•ten collaborates with a variety of other organizations that help young people, including the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS and the Native American Community Health Center.