WJCS Center Lane's Rainbow Squad
Rainbow Squad is an LGBTQ+ friendly group for youth in grades 3-6 that meets monthly, and creating a safe space for kids ready to explore LGBTQ+ concepts and make friends.
Together we learn about self-acceptance, healthy boundaries, LGBTQ+ history and culture and explore gender roles and identities supported by by caring, trained adults. Groups are run by Center Lane’s facilitators who are committed to serving LGBTQ+ youth of all ages through fun, interactive, and educational programming. Participants will get to talk with peers and staff about issues that are important to them. Peer support and interaction is key to a young person’s development, and especially crucial for LGBTQ+ youth who, despite the efforts of family and school staff, may still feel misunderstood or isolated at home, at school, and in their communities.
Meetings occur in tandem with PFLAG meetings, 2nd Monday of the month from 7:00-8:30 PM, for anyone in Grades 3-6.
Parents can join the PFLAG Meeting which happens concurrently with Rainbow Squad.
Both meetings in person at The LOFT.
On the second Monday, Center Lane will hold this support group for Youth once a month.
This group is meeting in person on the second Monday!
IN PERSON MEETINGS
Who: Anyone in Grades 3-6
In-Person Meetings: 2nd Monday of the Month from 7:00-8:30pm starting Sept 11th
These are in-person only, not hybrid (no virtual option available)
Where: The LOFT LGBTQ+ Campus
To find the next meeting: Click to view on calendar
Or click here to sign up for this group.
Call The LOFT's Helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 if you have any questions about the group!
To donate to The LOFT, click here or text The LOFT to 44321.