The Compass Youth Program

For over three decades, Compass has provided a safe space for youth in Palm Beach County. Compass provides 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. Thousands of youth and their families have accessed services through our Youth program since its inception, making it one of the longest running and largest youth programs in the southeast United States.


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The Youth Drop In Center

Compass’ Youth Drop-In Center is for youth
ages 11-18.

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 peers.

Drop in hours:
Monday - Friday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Youth Social Groups & Group Therapy Schedule

Monday

The Compass Youth Group for teens ages 14-18.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All Tea, No Shade Therapy Group is a closed group for youth ages 14-17.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday

All Tea, No Shade Therapy Group is a closed group for youth ages 18-22.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

The Compass Youth Group for teens age 11-13.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday

Social Support group for gender diverse youth.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

*Individual Therapy is also available for no charge.
Email [email protected]
for more information.
 

Additional Youth Services 


Proud Parent Support Group

A peer lead, social/support group for the parents of LGBTQ+ youth and young adults on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Monday from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.


Authentically YOUth

A social/support group for transgender children ages 3-11 and their families on the 2nd Saturday of the month. 10:00 am -11:30 am


Legacy Project

Compass & Palm Beach Dramaworks present The Legacy Project. The project is an intergenerational story telling project in which LGBTQ leaders and trailblazers were interviewed by LGBTQ Youth. The Legacy Project is presented at Palm Beach Dramaworks and features a mix of live performance and digital stories projected to the audience. 


Equality Prom

The Equality Prom is an inclusive dance for LGBTQ high school students to celebrate and honor their diversity. Youth may dress in whatever gender expression with which they self-identify and dance with whomever they like. Equality Prom is free to attend, which is made possible by fundraising eff­orts of the Youth Prom Committee and generous donations from the community.


 The After Slay

This social group is for youth aged 14 - 18 to create and explore Ballroom Culture. Meets on select Fridays from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. For more information on location and other details, please email [email protected] 

If you would like to get more information on any of these services
or groups, please email [email protected]