(EDGE) On Thursday, December 7th, Julian's Fountain of Youth will held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new LGBT youth center.

Special guests included Ft. Lauderdale Commissioner and Mayoral Candidate Dean Trantalis, Pastor Dwayne Black -- The Sanctuary Church Founder, CEO and Director Julian Cavazos -- Julian's Fountain of Youth.

Julian's Fountain of Youth will work collaboratively with existing LGBT youth organizations to create opportunities for LGBT youth between the ages of 13 and 17 to partake in activities that include experiential learning, career development workshops and life-enrichment strategies at no cost. 

This collection of initiatives will hopefully foster future community leaders and overall empowerment of our LGBT youth both locally and nationally.

Julian's Fountain of Youth Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at 1400 N. Federal Highway, Administrative Building, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305.