The Youth Pride Alliance has created this list of D.C. Metro area organizations, which provide a wide range of services for youth. Feel free to browse this list online, or print out a hard copy to share with others.
SUPPORTING & MENTORING YOUTH ADVOCATES AND LEADERS
SOCIAL / Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram - MISSION / SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region. 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. Committed to social change, SMYAL builds, sustains, and advocates for programs, policies, and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood.
THE TREVOR PROJECT
SOCIAL / Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram - MISSION / Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
WANDA ALSTON FOUNDATION
SOCIAL / Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram - MISSION / The Wanda Alston Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that LGBTQ youth have access to services that improve their overall quality of life. This is achieved through advocacy and programming. The Wanda Alston Foundation advocates for increased resources for youth while providing programs including: housing, life skills training, linkages to other social services, and capacity building assistance for other community allies.