The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lifeworks Mentorship Program will serve LGBTQ+ youth 24 and under in the Los Angeles County Area. The goal of implementing the Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program into the already existing structure of the Lifeworks Mentorship Program will provide an enhanced ability to reach queer minority youth with not only the support of an adult mentor, but also provide these youth with access to education and prevention strategies on Substance Abuse and HIV. This will be accomplished through a variety of targeted and collaborative efforts with existing programs with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and its community partners. The objectives of this project are as follows: Increase the number of youth enrolled in the program by 10% in grant years one-two and 15% in years three-five. Increase the number of program participants educated on HIV and substance abuse disorders and make them aware that navigation services are available from 5% to 60% by year five. Expand outreach geographically to include South Los Angeles by building connections with three or more local community organizations (schools, non-profits, religious organizations) and establishing new partnerships by the end of project year one. Begin enrolling youth in South Los Angeles into the Lifeworks Mentorship Program during year two of this project to increase the number of youths served each year of the program by 5%. By year five there will be a 15% increase of youth enrolled in the Lifeworks Mentoring Program with 5% coming from the South Los Angeles location. By the end of the first year of this project all existing mentors will attend one or more training to learn how to assess youth for risks related to substance mususe and HIV and provide youth with education and support. By the end of the projects first year all youth entering a mentorship match will take a pre-test that will include questions to assess their risk of contracting HIV and/or misusing substances. Providing information about youth pre-test risks to mentors will help ensure that these youth are connected to the Lead Navigator and receive additional support and service linkage during their time in the program. We anticipate serving 86 LGBTQ+ youth (age 24 and under) each year and 430 LGBTQ+ youth through the life of the project.