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Through the end of the year, SMYAL has set a goal to raise $35,000 in honor of our 35th anniversary of supporting and mentoring LGBTQ youth advocates and leaders. To kick off the season, SMYAL will be participating in #GivingTuesday2019, a global day of giving to support non-profit organizations across the world.

In honor of #GivingTuesday, two generous donors are matching your donations up to $5,000! That means that today, your contributions make twice the impact!

SMYAL’s programs center the needs and voices of LGBTQ youth, ever-evolving to better reach and more intentionally serve youth in the DMV area. SMYAL’s Housing Program is one of the most comprehensive in the region in that it holistically supports a youth's development in their education, job readiness, mental health, physical health, and most importantly, taps into their inherent sense of resilience to create a path from homelessness to independence.

The Housing Program is just one of the many programs SMYAL offers LGBTQ youth. From programs for LGBTQ youth as young as 6 years old, to online support groups, to the annual Activist Camp, or to the Youth Leadership Award scholarships, we strive to holistically support youth in whatever way they need.

In the final hours of Giving Tuesday, we hope you'll consider making a meaningful gift of $35 or more to support SMYAL’s work for the next 35 years and beyond.

When we work together to provide safe and affirming spaces for LGBTQ youth, we are letting each and every one of them know that they are worthy of love and success.

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