Teen Program

LGBTQ+ Teen Education and Support

PFLAG Niceville will be developing a youth program to serve LGBTQ+ teens in our region. The program is for teens age 14-18 and serves to provide a safe space where teens can connect and learn. The program is facilitated by volunteers who are trained and background checked, ensuring the safety of everyone.

Please note that the launch of this program has been delayed due to COVID-19. Teens -- Please check out Q Chat as a virtual safe space in the interim.

We need adult volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers who can help facilitate virtual meetings via Zoom.

  • Do you have a heart to create safe space for LGBTQ+ teens to be themselves and find community?

  • Do you have experience with or willingness to learn how to use Zoom?

  • Have a couple of hours per month to spare?

Then, please take a moment to fill out our volunteer form!

For Teens:

  • Survey – Tell us what you think! We are working to build a program that serves you! Please fill out this survey to provide feedback to our leadership team. Start the survey!

  • Meetings – A typical meeting will consist of a support group where you can discuss what’s on your mind. Facilitators will also provide fun educational activities. Please check back for future updates!

  • Q Chat - Offers teens a safe place to chat with peers and experienced LGBT+ facilitators. This chat is not local to the Emerald Coast but will include teens like you from all over the country!

Looking for other local resources, such as LGBT+ books? Check out our resources page!

For Supporters:

  • Volunteer – We’re looking for meeting facilitators who are comfortable working with teens. Each volunteer will be trained and will need to submit to a background check. To volunteer, please email Sam — sam@pflagniceville.com

  • Donate – Want to make a difference for local teens? We need contributions to help pay for our programs and expenses. Please consider donating today.

Donate to the Teen Program via PayPal!

For Parents:

PFLAG Teen is a division of PFLAG Niceville, a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.

According to a 2020 national survey by The Trevor Project, 40% of LGBTQ youth considered attempting suicide in the past twelve months, and 1 in 3 LGBTQ youth reported that they had been physically threatened or harmed in their lifetime due to their LGBTQ identity.

PFLAG Niceville is here to make our region a safer and more inclusive environment for LGBT+ youth. Click here to learn about safe spaces for LGBT+ youth.

Facilitators and volunteers of PFLAG Teen are local community members who are trained and pass a background check. At no time is a teen interacting with a staff member in a solo setting. Safety is our number one concern.