Youth Resources

Camp Aranu’Tiq |                                                                                                            617-467-5830 |                                                            A week-long summer camp for transgender and gender variant youth in California and New Hampshire.

The Trevor Project | 866-488-7386                                                                         The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Everyone is Gay | “Everyone Is Gay works to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) youth using a three-pronged approach: providing honest advice to these youth while keeping them laughing; talking to students in an effort to create caring, compassionate school environments; and working with families & educators of LGBTQIA kids to help foster an ongoing dialogue and deeper understanding.”

The Trans Youth Equality Foundation (TYEF) | The Trans Youth Equality Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) non profit foundation that advocates for transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex youth ages 2–18.

Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER) | Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.

Scholarships and Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students |                            “In this guide, you will find a variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) scholarships in popular career fields such as the arts, physical or social sciences, advocacy and education, tips and resources for funding your master’s degree, and a scholarship application checklist to help you succeed in your academic pursuits.”

Gender Spectrum | “Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.”

The Gender Book | “An illustrated book- similar to educational children’s books- with no age limit. All hand-drawn graphics and lots of color. It’s about 90 pages long, and will be readable in one sitting.”

Advocates for Youth | I Think I May Be Transgender

Sydney Borum Jr. Health Center | Boston, MA: Otherwise known as “The Borum,” the Sydney Borum Jr. Health Center is a program of Fenway Health that provides safe, non-judgmental care for young LGBTQIA people, ages 12–29.

Project REACH | New York, NY                                                                           “Project Reach is a youth and adult collaboration: a multiracial, multi-gender, grassroots, anti-discrimination, youth organizing center with a clear mission and commitment to challenging the destruction among, of, and between New York City’s disparate youth communities. Implicit in that mission is a vision that recognizes that the empowerment of disenfranchised youth communities is critical and integral to their participation as future leaders in the larger movement for social justice.”

FIERCE | New York, NY                                                                                              “FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in New York City”

Silver Lining Mentoring | Boston, MA                                                                      “Armed with this knowledge and the belief that all youth deserve supportive mentors, Silver Lining launched the LGBTQ mentoring initiative in 2012, which seeks to empower LGBTQ youth to develop a positive sense of self and belonging by providing committed, community-based mentoring relationships with LGBTQ-identified adult mentors. Our LGBTQ Mentoring Initiative follows the same guiding principles and policies as the Mentors program, except that it focuses exclusively on matching LGBTQ youth, with a LGBTQ or ally-identified adult.”


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