About Us - Youth Pride Alliance (YPA) was founded in 1996 and as a small, all-volunteer run organization, we rely on the support of the community to succeed. The board members and volunteers of Youth Pride Alliance are a committed group of passionate individuals who reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ youth we serve. Our ability to fulfill our organizational mission is enhanced by our board members and volunteers experiences working with youth in elementary school through college. YPA hosts programs like Youth Pride Day, provides leadership training and facilitates inter-generational partnerships. We are dedicated to advancing a holistic agenda that addresses the cultural, educational, political & social needs of young people in DC and across the nation. We envision LGBTQA youth working together for a just society in which generations of representative leaders understand their individual and collective power while celebrating the dignity and courage for all.
Our Mission - Youth Pride Alliance is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Ally youth empowerment to encourage positive self-development and expression, as well as leadership, while bridging diverse communities and individuals to address issues of visibility, equality, and social justice. We are dedicated to celebrating the dignity and courage of all young people.