The Compass Youth Program
For more than 25 years, Compass has provided a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth in Palm Beach County. At Compass, LGBTQ youth and their allies engage in social support, community service, arts & cultural activities, educational, and leadership opportunities.
We strive to ensure all youth in Palm Beach County are safe from discrimination and harassment, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. More than 1,000 youth and their families have accessed services through our Youth program since its inception, making it one of the longest running and largest LGBTQ youth programs in the southeast United States.
The Drop In Center
Compass’ Youth Drop-In Center is for LGBTQ youth and their allies (ages 12-18).
It’s a safe space to hang out, use computers, talk about the issues that matter to you, engage with mentors and connect with your community.
Drop in hours: Monday - Friday 3pm to 7pm
Youth Group: Wednesday & Friday 5pm to 7pm
Transgender Youth Group: Fridays 5pm to 7pm
Wednesday & Friday 5pm-7pm
The Compass Youth Group is for LGBTQ teens and allies ages 12-18.
Come make new friends and discuss the issues that matter to YOU! This group is open— anyone can join at any time! For more information, please contact Amanda Canete at 561-533-9699 or at email@example.com.
Transgender Youth Group
Every Friday 5pm-7pm
Social support group for transgender youth ages 12-18.
This is a closed group; for more information please contact Sabrine Pearson at 561-533-9699 ext. 4035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compass Mentor Program
Compass’ Mentoring Program offers a number of benefits to our youth. Mentors provide guidance and tutelage to help our youth rise to their full potential.
Youth, and their mentors, participate in tutoring, field trips, youth group activities, and emotional and social support. Adult mentors commit their donated time for a 12 month commitment with a 4 hour/month minimum to ensure stability within the program. The Mentoring Program is made possible through generous support from the United Way of Palm Beach County, Inc.
it gets better Residency
The Week of June 12
Tuesday, June 12
Karaoke Night at The Book Cellar in Lake Worth from 6-9pm.
Wednesday, June 13
The it gets better Journey from 2-3:30pm and the World Café from 4-6pm at Compass Community Center.
Saturday, June 16
it gets better Performance at the Kravis Center at 7:30pm.
For more detailed information, click here.
Youth Group Sponsors
The Youth Group is made possible by generous donations from our community members and our sponsors.
Compass Youth Group implements the Wyman Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®), which empowers teens to lead successful lives and help build strong communities. TOP® discusses goal-setting, human development, sexual health, relationships, peer pressure, community service, and values.