Support for Youth
If you’re looking for meaningful programs or resources that support LGBTQ youth like you, we’re here to help.
Ways to Give
Our services and programs are made possible through the generous contributions of our donors. Help us continue to support LGBTQ youth as they advocate for a brighter, safer, and healthier future.
Every donation makes a difference. Individual contributions fund our current initiatives and expand our reach as we continue working towards a brighter future for LGBTQ youth.
Make streamlined donations through payroll deductions or by donating through United Way, CFC, or the DC One Fund.
Donating stock, bonds, mutual funds, and other financial securities will help ensure SMYAL’s doors remain open for LGBTQ youth in need of support.
Support SMYAL for years to come through estate planning. Donations in the form of bequests or appreciated assets will help ensure LGBTQ youth always have access to resources they need.
During a number of signature events that benefit SMYAL, you can network with the local LGBTQ community while raising funds to support our programs.
Major Donor Club
The SMYAL Major Donor Club launched in the spring of 2018 as recognition for leadership donors giving $1,000 or more each year to directly fund and impact SMYAL’s expanding programs. Members can access Club benefits, such as SMYAL Club Events and special recognition opportunities.
From national companies to local companies, SMYAL is grateful for corporate support. These organizations provide vital funding for SMYAL to expand youth programming and provides opportunities to engage with our organization. Our corporate partnerships and sponsorships also allow corporations to showcase their support of LGBTQ youth.
Our alumni are trailblazers of the LGBTQ community. Shaped by their experience with SMYAL, they have advocated for inclusive environments on campus and throughout the local community. Learn about their involvement and how they continue to conquer the challenges that face the LGBTQ community.
Are you a SMYAL alum? We want to share your story! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.
Smyal Youth Class of 2013Read more
My experience with SMYAL in all has been a very positive experience. I learned a lot about myself from the staff and peers. I learned that I’m a leader in my own way. I learned that it’s okay to speak out because you never know who you’re helping with your words and bravery.
Volunteer With SMYAL
The passionate dedication of our volunteers breathes life into SMYAL’s mission. From community outreach to event planning to program assistance, each volunteer opportunity will enhance our services and, ultimately, help LGBTQ youth reach their potential. If you’re ready to make an impact, send us an email at email@example.com and learn how you can get involved.
Supporting LGBTQ Youth
Youth spend time with a variety of people, including parents, teachers, and Youth-Serving Professionals. We support them all!