Youth Centers


The ALSO Youth Drop-In Centers are a safe and drug-free space where youth are welcome to express themselves and find support, free of judgment and bullying.

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ALSO Youth is excited to have youth centers for our community in Sarasota, Manatee, and the surrounding areas! These centers are dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ youth ages 10-24 in our community. We offer a variety of resources and programs, including support groups, social activities, and free counseling for LGBTQ+ youth and their families. Our goal is to help LGBTQ+ youth build self-esteem and create positive relationships with others.

At ALSO Youth, we believe that you should celebrate who you are and what makes you unique. For members of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth community, we provide a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment to foster relationships, personal and professional skills, and the evolution of identity.

We hope you will visit us soon and take advantage of this supportive and outstanding community that will help you find the space for you to grow!


Our Sarasota County location is located at 1470 Blvd. of the Arts.

1470 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236


Our Manatee County location is located in Bradenton at 351 6th Ave. W.

351 6th Avenue West
Brandenton, FL 34205

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Create Positive Relationships

The ALSO Youth centers offer a variety of programs that help LGBTQ+ youth create healthy relationships with others. These relationships are key to developing self-esteem and finding acceptance within the community.

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Supporting Your Identity Development

ALSO Youth Centers support your identity development as an LGBTQ+ individual. The centers provide a place for you to grow and explore who you are without judgment or fear of retribution. This is crucial in allowing individuals to develop into their authentic selves.

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Educational Resources

Our youth centers offer educational resources on LGBTQ+ topics! This information is important for all members of the community, not just those who identify as LGBTQ+. Making this information available to everyone in our community can be the stepping stone to ensure that everyone understands and is on the same page — that way, we can all grow together.


A Safe Space for You to Be Yourself

At ALSO Youth, we believe that every individual has the right to be themselves. We offer a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ youth to come and be their most authentic selves. This is vital in allowing individuals to grow and develop into their full potential.

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Visit Our Youth Centers Today!

We hope you will visit us soon and take advantage of this supportive community! ALSO Youth is here for you.


In Spring, 2017, The Interior Design Society Sarasota Chapter planned, coordinated, and executed a renovation of ALSO Youth's Sarasota drop-in center that kickstarted a transformation for our organization, like never before.

Thanks to the Interior Design Society Sarasota Chapter (IDSSC), their partners, and many volunteers, ALSO Youth's Sarasota drop-in center has a new style and improved functionality!

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