SMYAL - Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders

Who We Are

SMYAL supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. Committed to social change, SMYAL builds, sustains and advocates for programs, policies and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood.


410 7th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-2707

Phone: 202.546.5940
TTY: 202.464.4548
Fax: 202.330.5839 

Find out more

Annual Reports
Learn more about our mission, accomplishments, and budget in our archive of annual reports. Currently, you can view reports from SMYAL's following fiscal years online:
The Power of Youth Leadership: FY 2012 Annual Report
The Power of Partnership: FY 2011 Annual Report

Staff Directory
Contact information and bios for SMYAL's staff members.

Board of Directors
Learn more about SMYAL's Board of Directors.

Leadership Circle
View the members of our Leadership Circle -- an elite group whose support is instrumental to our continued success and growth.

Young Donors Committee
Learn about the work of our special group of young professional supporters and find out how you can get involved.

Job & Internship Openings
Click here to learn more about current SMYAL job announcements.

SMYAL in the News
Read more about SMYAL's programs and successes in our media archive.

History of SMYAL

Learn more about how SMYAL began as a group of concerned volunteers and grew into an organization that serves thousands of youth each year!

SMYAL Library
Looking for something new to read?  Check out a book from SMYAL's library of LGBT literature, including fiction, biographies, plays, and more!  You can browse our shelves online here and borrow books from the youth center any time. 

Interested in sharing some of your book collection?   We're always happy to take donations!  Just contact  Thank you!