We advocate for LGBTQ youth so they can seize each day and prepare for the future.

We advocate for LGBTQ youth so they can seize each day and prepare for the future.

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.
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.

Youth Services

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Need inspiration for your next GSA campaign? On the hunt for scholarships? We’ve got your back.

Giving Back

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From volunteering to donations, the opportunities to support LGBTQ youth are endless.

Housing

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LGBTQ youth deserve a place to live, learn, and grow. That’s why our transitional housing program includes mental health services, networking, mentorship, and more

Empower LGBTQ Youth to Thrive

With 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identifying as LGBTQ, our mission has never been more clear. From transitional housing to leadership development, SMYAL serves at-risk youth as they overcome the challenges associated with their identity. Our services are made possible by the generous contributions of our community. Help SMYAL continue to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth.

Upcoming Event

 
SMYAL for the New year | Thursday, January 26th | 6-8 PM

The SMYAL Young Donors Committee invites you to kick off 2023 at our annual SMYAL for the New Year celebration!

We’re especially excited to celebrate in person for a second year at Red Bear Brewing Co. as we reconnect with old friends and meet new supporters. Bring a friend, raise a glass, and make a New Year’s resolution to support LGBTQ youth in 2023 by becoming a part of the SMYAL Champions monthly donor program.

Join us to show up and show out for LGBTQ youth!

In the News

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2 days ago

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The Capitals Pride Night Auction is live until 12pm on January 27th! You can start bidding on exclusive pride items from the Caps today to help SMYAL continue providing LGBTQ youth with the resources, supports, and community they need to thrive. Head over to www.WashCaps.com/PrideAuction to checkout these gloves signed by T.J. Oshie and much more! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

SMYAL
The Capitals Pride Night Auction is live until 12pm on January 27th! Over the next week we'll be highlighting some of the amazing items up for auction. You can start bidding on exclusive pride items from the Caps today to help SMYAL continue providing LGBTQ youth with the resources, supports, and community they need to thrive. Head over to www.WashCaps.com/PrideAuction to checkout this pride tape stick signed by Dylan Strome and much more! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

SMYAL
The Capitals Pride Night Auction is live until 12pm on January 27th! You can start bidding on exclusive pride items from the Caps today to help SMYAL continue providing LGBTQ youth with the resources, supports, and community they need to thrive. Head over to www.WashCaps.com/PrideAuction to checkout this canine calendar signed by the team and much more! ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

SMYAL
The Capitals Pride Night Auction is live until 12pm on January 27th! Over the next week we'll be highlighting some of the amazing items up for auction. You can start bidding on exclusive pride items from the Caps today to help SMYAL continue providing LGBTQ youth with the resources, supports, and community they need to thrive. Head over to www.WashCaps.com/PrideAuction to checkout this pride puck signed by Evgeny Kuznetsov and much more! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

SMYAL
The Monumental Sports & Entertainment Pride Night Auction is live! Over the next week we'll be highlighting some of the amazing items up for auction. You can start bidding on exclusive pride items from the Caps now through 12pm on January 27th to help SMYAL continue providing LGBTQ youth with the resources, supports, and community they need to thrive. Head over to www.WashCaps.com/PrideAuction to checkout this signed team jersey and much more! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

SMYAL
SMYAL is thrilled to partner with the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation once again on their Pride Night Auction featuring signed items from the Washington Capitals! All proceeds from the auction directly support queer and trans youth.The auction is open until 12 PM on Friday, January 27, so head over to www.WashCaps.com/PrideAuction to place your bids on exclusive pride items from the Caps today to help SMYAL continue providing LGBTQ youth with the resources, supports, and community they need to thrive! ... See MoreSee Less
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