A Safe Setting for LGBTQ Youth

Prism Youth Initiative

Services provided at prism youth initiative


"We strive to provide a safe and empowering place for LGBTQ Youth of Manatee County."


Empowerment of our Youth -


  • Prism provides advocacy, and referrals for services, as well as education about bullying, suicide prevention, HIV prevention and other LGBTQ issues.
  • Prism enhances our youths' lives by involving them in community events as well as hosting field trips to theatre, museums, etc.
  • Prism provides a safe space for youth ages 13-23 to be themselves and build social support networks.
  • Prism works with Manatee Children's Services and other community organizations, to provide services for youth ages 13-17.
  • Prism offers referrals for counseling if needed, that is provided (at no cost) by a licensed mental health counselor.