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

March 30, 2019
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10:00 AM

Leading with Pride

Leading With Pride is an annual event for LGBTQIA+ youth and their peer allies (ages 13 – 24), their caregivers, and GSA advisors. While we do provide resources and programming for adults (i.e., caregivers and GSA advisors), this event is intentionally youth-centered.
Franklin HallCardozo Education Campus
1200 Clifton St NW, Washington, DC 20009
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