Oct 28 2021


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Center Project
805 Fairview Ave Columbia, MO 65201



We meet online the 2nd Thursday of the month. Follow social media for more information and meeting updates. MASKS REQUIRED FOR IN-PERSON MEETINGS.  (

The Center Project’s presents Mid-Missouri’s LGBTQQA Youth centered organization PRISM. Join Mid-Missouri’s Youth ranging from 11 through 18* for fun, and a chance to be yourself in a supportive and affirming space!!
Contact for more information

* Only those who turn 18 before graduating high school are allowed to attend.




Prism is an LGBTQ+ youth group for youth ages 11-18 years old. Prism offers fun and educational programming, resources, support, and mentorship focused on LGBTQ+ middle and high school aged youth in the Mid-MO area. We meet every Thursday evening from 6:30pm-8pm. Prism has volunteer coordinators (25 years of age or older) who plan meetings and activities. Our coordinators go through a background check and interview process, and also receive orientation on best practices for working with LGBTQ+ youth. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer coordinator for Prism, please contact us at History of Prism: Prism was started by LGBTQ+ youth after the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, in 1998. LGBTQ+ young people in Mid-MO needed a safe space to process this traumatizing event. Prism met in various places in the Columbia area, and finally found its home at The Center Project in the early 2000s. Prism has continuously offered support to LGBTQ+ youth since its formation. What our meetings look like: Meetings begin with introductions where we share our name and pronouns. This is so everyone knows how to respectfully interact with one another! We then typically do an activity (craft, games, workshops, education, movies, discussion), and also allow for some free time. Since Prism can often be a high-energy space, there is a designated quiet space provided for youth who need a calm place during meetings. Parents / guardians are welcome to meet the coordinators and check out our space during drop-off, but we ask that parents / guardians leave after that so youth can have their own space and privacy.

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