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.

Youth Services

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

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

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.
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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 Events

July 31, 2019
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6:30 pm- 8:30 pm

Lawyers for SMYAL

The fourth annual Lawyers for SMYAL will engage the legal community throughout the Washington, DC area to connect this vibrant network to the effort supporting LGBTQ youth. The event will also raise vital funds in support of our efforts to empower young people. Featuring special guest speaker: NBC News National Justice Correspondent, Pete Williams.
Skadden
1440 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
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