Outloud Juniors is a place for kids 12 and under to meet with others their age to build friendships, have conversations, ask questions, and receive support from Outloud Staff. During group, the Juniors play games, do crafts, read books, socialize, and are welcome to contribute to Outloud culture by painting murals in the space, planning parade floats, volunteering, and helping out with events.
This group is facilitated by Outloud staff and runs the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Outloud Space (#10, 215 Carnegie Drive) from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.
Staff use play-based techniques and strength-based conversation to support Juniors to grow their confidence among peers and leaders.
Outloud uses sources like ISMSS, The Pride Center of Edmonton, ISCWR, pflag, and many others to connect children and their families to the resources that they need.
For safety reasons, parents or guardians are asked not to stay in the space but are welcome to sit with parents in a discussion room.
There is no charge for the program but donations are appreciated.
We will be diligent in watching to ensure our Safer Space Policy is followed by everyone in our space and any breaches of this policy will be addressed immediately.
We will listen to the voices of the community we serve and ensure that our policies and spaces are inclusive and welcoming to all members of the community.
We will believe anyone who reports a violation of the Safer Space Policy and will investigate all reports.
We will offer outside resources to anyone feeling the Safer Space Policy was violated and needing further support. We will also offer education to individuals that struggle with this policy.
We will consistently re-evaluate our space and resources to ensure we have the most up-to-date and inclusive information and will be ready to take feedback.