The Toledo Pride Learning Center

What We Do…

Providing LGBTQ and Straight Allied Youth a welcoming and safe space to earn their high school diploma as well as earning college credits on select courses through dual enrollment opportunities. Partnership with Ohio Virtual Academy, a Tuition-Free public online charter school. Another option for students may be enrolling in private special tuition online program, like Global Village, that are sensitive to the needs of the LGBTQ community.

Giving students the opportunity to earn their high school diploma. The plan is designed to organize and properly sequence each student’s coursework while helping articulate his or her academic strengths and weaknesses.

Ohio Virtual Academy is an innovative online school with passionate educators dedicated to inspiring and empowering students. A robust, engaging curriculum includes traditional core subjects, art, music, world languages, honors and AP® courses, and numerous electives. Ohio-certified teachers support students and conduct live online classes. Guidance counselors and college and career workshops help students with their goals for the future. Eligible high school students can earn college credits on select courses through dual enrollment opportunities. The school also offers the Destinations Career Program, where students in grades 9–12 can prepare for college and career and gain relevant technical trade skills in Business, Finance, Information Technology, and Marketing. Activities and clubs bring students together in an active, supportive school community. Students have two enrollment options. The first follows a traditional semester schedule with youth enrolled in six online classes. The other options, allows students to enroll in the block schedule where they take three classes every nine weeks. All textbooks and classes are 100% online.

Accredited programs that foster safe and enriching environments to the youth in achieving their educational goals

*High School and College:

Online high school diploma program enables youth who have dropped out to complete their high school diploma.

*Career skills:

The focus doesn’t end there. We prepare youth for successful transitions into the workforce. Our Youth Education and Success program is a 12 week workshop that teaches job skills, resume writing and mock interviews.

*LGBTQ Student Resource:

Resources for parents and family members of LGBT students
A list of scholarships and tips for transitioning to college
And most importantly, you will be sending a message of support to them and their families


Mentoring is a one-to-one caring, supportive relationship between a mentor and a mentee that is based on trust. Tutoring, also a one-to-one activity, focuses on academics and is an effective way to address specific needs such as reading, writing, or math competencies

The Y.E.S Program is a one-on-one mentorship program with a caring professional adult. That will assist and support the youth in the areas of: educational support, life skills and resiliency, workforce development, and personal growth. At its most basic level, the program will guarantee that our youth participants have someone supportive in their lives that care about them.

Our mission dedicated to serving and assisting (LGBTQ) youth. To enhance their lives by providing empowering social and service programs that promote and provide the tools to improve self-esteem, leadership development, healthy choices and acceptance of who they are.

We create a safe space offering discussion groups cover a wide range of social, educational, health, and community issues. We offer resources for healthy living and making healthy choices, as well as social networking opportunities appropriate for developing leadership skills and having fun.