Odyssey Youth Movement offers a variety of programs each designed to improve the lives of LGBTQ youth in the Inland Northwest
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
LGBTQ youth ages 13-18 have fewer opportunities to access resources that increase their quality of life and health. Because of this, OYM see's a comprehensive Health and Wellness program for LGBTQ youth as a priority. Odyssey’s Health and Wellness program is based in our youth drop-in center and includes case management program, and support groups, games, movies and fun! The goal of Odyssey’s Health and Wellness program is to help build LGBTQ youth resiliency.
SAFER SCHOOLS PROGRAM
Public schools continue to prove unsafe and unwelcoming for LGBTQ youth. Through a combination of advocacy, education, and GSA resources; Odyssey Youth Movement works with the school district to ensure that the schools are open, accepting, and welcoming to LGBTQ youth.
The Inland Northwest GSA Network exists to provide resources and support to LGBTQ students and unite GSAs to better improve school climate.
TRAININGS & ADVOCACY
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth face tremendous adversity in a society that privileges heterosexuality and gender conformity. Professional development training on creating safe and affirming systems and programs for LGBTQ youth is vital to ensuring that all youth are provided appropriate and equitable services. Odyssey Youth Movement offers three trainings that are specialized for each organization and are intended to provide guidance and tools in creating safe and affirming systems and programs based upon existing professional standards.
BREATHE WITH PRIDE
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) teens are at higher risk of becoming addicted to tobacco products like E-Cigs and cigarettes.
Through history, tobacco companies have targetted LGBTQ teens with marketing and sales.
Odyssey is standing up with it's #BreatheWithPride program. Click below to learn more.