The Youth Pride Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to promote and foster the acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people in educational institutions.

We work to address the alarming and substantial adversities LGBTQ youth face in schools.

Together we strive to...

  • Educate LGBTQ youth through positive examples

  • Support an environment where LGBTQ youth feel represented and safe

  • Advocate for LGBTQ youth to their peers

  • Ensure the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in their communities

Education, Support, Advocacy.

Our Impact

It is critical that schools promote an environment that is conducive for all students to succeed. Our organization is paving the way for a learning environment that all students can succeed in.

We operate several direct impact programs that work to tackle the root causes of the unique challenges LGBTQ students face. These programs employ a variety of methods that both supports and educates LGBTQ students and their peers.

During the 2021-2022 academic year, YPA provided programs services to:

2,131 students

through the Acceptance Week program

6,437 students

through the Model School Policy Initiative

Consider supporting the Youth Pride Association!

Being yourself shouldn't be a privilege. Join us in addressing the adversities facing LGBTQ students!
All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.

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