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Youth Group

GLO Youth Group

GLO Youth Group is a youth outreach group for LGBTQIA+ people ages 12-17. The group meets each Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. Dinner and meeting are generally held around 5:30pm-6pm. There are additional activities and discussion opportunities held on a monthly basis.

Collins Chetwin is the GLO Youth Group's Youth Coordinator. The group is also facilitated by volunteers.

If you're interested in coming to a meeting or volunteering, please contact Collins using the email below:

Upcoming Events

Check back later for upcoming events!

GLO Youth Prom

The GLO Center’s Youth Group is throwing this year’s Prom from 5-8 on Thursday, April 25th at 425 Downtown. The theme is “A Walk Into The Night” which evokes images of the forest at night or a romantic walk under the stars. The event is for current middle and high school students ages 12-18 and there is a $15 entrance fee. Per the venue’s rules, no glitter is allowed. The event will include snacks and drinks, a DJ, and a photographer as well as a sensory-friendly area on the patio. We are raising money to cover the cost of the event and to fund GLO Youth events in the future.

Upcoming Events

Springfield Cardinals PRIDE NIGHT

What: Come out, celebrate Pride, and watch the Cardinals beat the Arkansas Travelers! A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit The GLO Center.
When: Tuesday, June 25, 7:05 PM
Where: Hammons Field

Queer Artist Showcase - Royal Music Hall

What: We are celebrating Pride Month with a very special Queer Artist Showcase! Presented by The Royal Music Hall and IT’S OKAY MGT to benefit The GLO Center!
When: Saturday, June 29, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: The Royal Music Hall – 1427 E Cherry St Ste. B, Springfield, MO 65802

Volunteer Orientation at GLO

What: Interested in being a GLO Volunteer? This orientation will familiarize you with the GLO Center’s work and prepare you to be a GLO volunteer. Before the meeting, please fill out the volunteer form (at the link below). 
When: Saturday, July 6, 3 PM – 4 PM
Where: The GLO Center

GLO Banned Book Club

What: Join GLO at our Banned Book Club where we’ll be reading a series of books that have been or could be banned, followed by discussions on the books, novels, and writings. July book: The Heaven and Earth Grocery Story by James McBride.
When: Sunday, July 7, 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: The GLO Center