South Bay Youth Center
The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s South Bay Youth Center (SBYC) in Chula Vista will provide similar programming to The Center’s Hillcrest Youth Center, offering a drop-in and recreational center for LGBTQ and non-binary youth, youth living with HIV, and their families and allies.
Established in 2019 to meet the increased demand for services for LGBTQ+ youth and families and to increase access to vital support and programs, the SBYC will offer gender identity groups, arts programs, social activities, tutoring and discussion groups. A therapist will also be available on site.
The South Bay Youth Center will be open three days a week from 3-7pm – on Wednesdays for youth ages 18-24, on Thursdays for 14-18 year olds and Fridays for those ages 10-13. In addition, the Youth Center will be open on Monday evenings for Mi Familia, a support group for parents of LGBTQ youth.
For more information about the South Bay Youth Center, please contact Victor Esquivel, Director of Youth Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 619.692.2077 x207.
The South Bay Youth Center is located at:
1180 3rd Avenue, Suite C1
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Hours of Operation
2nd Monday of the month: 6-8pm, Mi Familia (Spanish-speaking support group for Latin@ families of LGBTQ youth)
Wednesday: 3-7pm (ages 18-24)
Thursday: 3-7pm (ages 14-18)
Friday: 3-7pm (ages 10-13)
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Youth Groups and Activities
Open drop-in space for LGBTQ+ youth ages 10-13. A great space to hang out, socialize, connect with mentors, or participate in discussion groups, activities, and workshops. For more information email@example.com.
Ages 10-13 /// Fridays, 3-7pm at South Bay Youth Center
Open drop-in space for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-18. A great space to hang out, socialize, connect with mentors, or participate in discussion groups, activities, and workshops. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages 14-18 /// Thursdays, 3-7pm at South Bay Youth Center
Open drop-in space for LGBTQ+ Transitional Age Youth (TAY) 18-24. A great space to hang out, socialize, connect with mentors, or participate in discussion groups, activities, and workshops. For more information contact email@example.com.
Ages 18-24 /// Wednesdays, 3-7pm at South Bay Youth Center
Un grupo para personas que tienen familiares que son Gay, Lesbiana, Bisexual, o Transgenero. Este grupo es para educar, apoyar, y comprender a nuestros hijos. Invitamos a padres, madres, hermanos o hermanas, tios/as, o cualquier familiar a participar en platicas del grupo.
This is a Spanish-speaking support group for Latino families of LGBTQ youth. The group provides education, support, understanding and a safe and understanding space to share stories and concerns. It is facilitated by parents who share their experiences and their process of coming to understand and support their LGBTQ children. All family members are welcome.
2nd Monday of the month, 6-8pm at South Bay Youth Center
Quiet study or yoga time. Free tutoring available. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages 10-13 /// Fridays 3:00pm at South Bay Youth Center
Ages 14-18 /// Thursdays 3:00pm at South Bay Youth Center
Ages 18-24 /// Wednesdays 3:00pm at South Bay Youth Center
This is a closed discussion group for youth identifying as transgender, non-binary, or questioning their gender. For more information contact email@example.com.
Ages 10-13 /// Fridays 5:30pm at South Bay Youth Center
Ages 14-18 /// Thursdays 5:30pm at South Bay Youth Center
Ages 18-24 /// Wednesdays 5:30pm at South Bay Youth Center
This weekly discussion group is a space to discuss and process current events and topics around gender and sexuality. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages 10-13 /// Fridays 4:30pm at South Bay Youth Center
Ages 14-18 /// Thursdays 4:30pm at South Bay Youth Center
Ages 18-24 /// Wednesdays 4:30pm at South Bay Youth Center
The Queen Eddie Conlon Youth Fund was established by City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez, co-founder of the Imperial Court de San Diego, Imperial Court board member Nathan Garcia, and the Imperial Court de San Diego in conjunction with The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Named in honor of LGBT community leader, army veteran, columnist and entertainer Eddie Conlon, the Fund provides assistance to San Diego youth for education-related expenses, books, supplies and clothing.
Additional information and an online application can be found here.