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"The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYA is the only Washington, DC metro area service organization solely dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning (LGBTIQ) youth. Founded in 1984, SMYAL is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Our mission is to promote and support self-confident, healthy, productive lives for LGBTIQ youth as they journey from adolescence into adulthood. To fulfill our mission, we focus our commitment and energy on five focus areas: (1) Counseling & Support, (2) Life Skills & Leadership Development, (3) Health & Wellness Education, (4) Safe Social Activities, and (5) Community Outreach and Education."