You probably know The Center offers programming specifically for Older Adults and Youth, but did you know that we now offer Young Adult programming as well?

Meet Viet Nyguen (she/they), our Young Adult Program Manager and the leader behind our newest initiative, Saga.

Saga is geared toward 18-24 year old LGBTQ+ young adults, and offers a comprehensive array of resources and engagement opportunities. These resources and programs help young adults develop professional and life skills, pursue career paths through both college and vocational school, and explore other ventures in life.

The program also serves as a social and educational space for LGBTQ+ young adults to build their community and relationships with peers, engage with educational workshops, and participate in community events.

“We recognized that our queer youth needed more from The Center after Rainbow Alley,” said Viet. Rainbow Alley is for youth ages 10-17, leaving a need for additional programming once young adults outgrow the age-range of the youth program.

“So, we went after grant money and created Saga,” said Viet. “The program offers support and resources to assist our youth with developing professional soft skills, career skills, life skills, and cultural awareness.”

Overall, the program is set up to “assist [young adults] with developing a better sense of self,” said Viet.

As many of us know, the 18-24 age range can be a tumultuous and sometimes lonely time in life. The transition from teenage years and high school to young adult life with more independence and responsibilities is a difficult jump to make, especially if the necessary support and resources are missing.

Through the creation of Saga, The Center will support young adults in their progression to adulthood by offering them the guidance and peer support needed so they can thrive in this new stage of their lives.

Learn more about Saga and how to get involved on our Saga program page.