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

 
SAVE THE DATE | 26th Annual Fall Brunch | Saturday, October 14

SMYAL’s premier supporter event, the annual Fall Brunch, includes a cocktail reception featuring a fabulous silent auction, a three-course brunch, and a chance to hear from some of our community’s most inspiring leaders. Every year, the Fall Brunch brings together LGBTQ+ and allied community members, friends, and families in support of the inspirational youth SMYAL works with every day.

SMYAL Social Media

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SMYAL supports and empowers LGBTQ youth ages 6-24.

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Are you looking for resources to help you support your rainbow child? Join us for the next meeting of Mosaic- a support group for parents and caregivers of LGBTQ+ youth!March 30th topic: Coming Out and TransitioningRegister at SMYAL.org/mosaic ... See MoreSee Less
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SMYAL is joining the March for Queer & Trans Youth Autonomy on March 31st!If you're looking for a group to walk with, we invite you to join us! Check out the details below and learn more about the March at queeryouthassemble.org/dc-march/#ProtectTransYouth #TransYouthAutonomy ... See MoreSee Less
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