The Rainbow Community Center's Operation Q Youth Program

2118 Willow Pass Rd, Ste 500
Concord CA  94520

Phone: (925) 692-0090

The Rainbow Community Center's Operation Q Youth Program

Are you a young person between the ages of 11 and 25? Do you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning (LGBTQ) or consider yourself an ally? If so, you should come check out one of the three youth programs under the RCC umbrella! The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County hosts three groups: the first group is geared towards LGBTQ and Ally youth ages 18 to 25 with a focus on leadership and personal development. The second group is for LGBTQ and Ally youth ages 14 to 17, with a focus on identity development, creating social connections, and 1-on-1 mentoring. The third group is for middle schoolers ages 11-13 and focuses on identity discovery and activism in schools. All groups strive to promote self acceptance and a positive self-identity for all youth in a healthy and fun environment.

Our youth are diverse in their interests, and we like our programs to reflect that. That's why the Youth Program is proud to offer a variety of activities for it's three youth groups. Activities include: game nights, movie nights, discussing hot topics, planning youth events, peer outreach, interactive workshops, guest speakers, quarterly youth dances, and tons of cool field trips. You can learn more about upcoming events and activities below. RCC's Youth Program is a safe-space to meet other LGBTQ youth and allies. So come be yourself, develop new skills, and have some fun hanging out with us!

We promote self acceptance and a positive self-identity for all LGBTQ+ and Allied youth ages 11-25 in a healthy and fun environment...

The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County began in 1992 as a satellite office of the Berkeley Pacific Center and became an independent nonprofit organization in 1996. We are proud to be Contra Costa County's only nonprofit organization that focuses in meeting the needs of LGBTIQ persons. All our programs are designed to promote community involvement through volunteerism and service.


RCC Youth Program Drop-In Hours!!

LGBTQ+ and Ally youth ages 11-25:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3pm to 6pm

Location: The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County

The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County builds community among LGBTIQ persons and their allies through social opportunities, health and wellness services, and awareness programs.



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Founded: 2011

Categories: Community Organization, Non-Profit Organization, Youth Organization




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Past Events

Queer Open Mic (AGES 14-25)

Queer Open Mic (AGES 14-25)
04:00 pm - 02/27/2018

At The Rainbow Community Center's Operation Q Youth Program

Show off your talents or come support your peers at the Rainbow Community center Youth Open Mic event on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 4PM. Open to LGBTQ+ and Ally youth...

Artistic Expressions (AGES 11-13)

Artistic Expressions (AGES 11-13)
04:00 pm - 02/22/2018

At The Rainbow Community Center's Operation Q Youth Program

Our monthly Art group is back at the Rainbow Community center on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 4PM. Open to LGBTQ+ and Ally youth ages *11-13. Parent /Guardian permission...

Remembering Our Change Makers (AGES 11-25)

Remembering Our Change Makers (AGES 11-25)
04:00 pm - 02/20/2018

At The Rainbow Community Center's Operation Q Youth Program

Join us in watching a documentary about the death and life of Marsha P. Johnson at the Rainbow Community center on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 4PM. Open to LGBTQ+ and...

Cupid Shuffle Valentine Dance! (AGES 12-18)

Cupid Shuffle Valentine Dance! (AGES 12-18)
07:00 pm - 02/16/2018

At The Rainbow Community Center's Operation Q Youth Program

Sliding scale suggested donation $2 to $20 *No one turned away for lack of funds LGBTQ+ & ally youth ages 12 - 18 Walnut Creek United Methodist Church LIVE DJ! SNACKS! FREE...

Panel: Suicide Prevention All Ages 11-25

Panel: Suicide Prevention All Ages 11-25
03:30 pm - 09/28/2017

At The Rainbow Community Center's Operation Q Youth Program

Come learn about important strategies for suicide prevention with a wonderful panel of experts. Learning more about this important topic is empowering! All ages...

Queer Open Mic! Ages 18-25

Queer Open Mic! Ages 18-25
04:30 pm - 09/26/2017

At The Rainbow Community Center's Operation Q Youth Program

Come share your stories, poetry and music in front of a friendly, supportive group at our Queer Open Mic! Everyone's voice is important, beginners welcome! Audience...

Queer Open Mic! Ages 11-18

Queer Open Mic! Ages 11-18
03:30 pm - 09/21/2017

At The Rainbow Community Center's Operation Q Youth Program

Share your stories, poetry, and music in a friendly, supportive environment at our Queer Open Mic! Everyone's voice is important and we want to hear yours! Audience...

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