Programming at the Center

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Supporting Community Enrichment

At the Center, our main focus is improving the quality of life for all residents of Northwest Florida. To facilitate growth in our community and fostering connections that strengthen the area, we work with local and regional organizations to provide exciting programs.

Do you have an idea for a community engagement program you would like to do with the Center? Let us know!

Youth Group:

EVERY MONDAY, Room 5, 5-7 CST

 Alex Parker is currently our youth group coordinator, and we are always looking for persons interested in becoming a facilitator. You must be 25 years or older and be willing to submit to a background check. Our youth group is for those persons aged 13-18 looking for an environment where they can be themselves and discuss different topics with likeminded people. We do accept children ages 10-12 with parental consent. 

Transgender Support Group:

EVERY OTHER THURSDAY, Room 5, 5-7 (9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/8, 12/22, 1/5/23)

Vice President Emily Gray leads our transgender support group. This group looks to provide support for those transitioning, considering transitioning, partners of those persons, or parents with transitioning children. This group currently caters to those 18+. 

Adult/Ally Support Group:

FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, Room 5, 5-7 (10/4, 11/1, 12/6, 1/3/23)

Secretary Kelley Caspary recently brough back our adult/ally support group and it's been a huge success! The "theme" changes every month, and while we don't quite know what October's will be, we do know that November's gathering will be movie night: Hocus Pocus 2!! 

 

Community Suppers:  

FREE COMMUNITY SUPPER EVERY THURSDAY 6-7 p.m.

The Center, along with 6 community partners, provides a free meal every Thursday evening.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church 

             1608 Baker Court, Panama City

 

GSA’s  and  GSA PROM: 

Research confirms that the presence of a Gay Straight Alliance has a positive and lasting effect on student health, wellness, and academic performance. It can also protect students from harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and improve school climates for all students in the long-term. The Center currently sponsors 5 area GSA’s,  and would like to see a GSA in every middle and high school in the Bay District School System.

The Center also sponsors our GSA Prom. A dance where students from different schools, varying races and economic backgrounds, as well as gender identities and sexual orientations, can come together under one roof is a rare treat from the normal social and cultural divisions. This is a wonderful event!