We are committed to raising voices, uplifting and empowering youth, and celebrating individuality.
We believe LUV is stronger than hate and braver than bullying and bigotry.
We stand against the devastating effects of bullying, low self-esteem, and marginalization.
We seek to soothe the hearts and minds of youth struggling with deep emotional scars.
Our programs instill hope and strengthen mental health, empowering youth to thrive and prosper.
ARTS PROGRAMMING: Each year, we impact thousands of under-resourced youth through our art and empowerment programs. We impact youth, teens, and young adults at LGBTQ+ centers, schools, mental wellness and community centers, and festivals, providing safe spaces and tools youth need to thrive. Through creative self-expression, they grow their confidence and compassion and turn their pain into power.
ADVOCACY AND STORY-SHARING: We mentor and nurture peer-to-peer engagement with youth in 39 states and 26 countries. Our youth advocates inspire each other to promote kindness, create change, share their stories, and be their best selves. Our online story blog reaches hundreds of thousands around the world. It addresses topics important to today’s youth and provides valuable insight, inspiration, and resources.
WE CARE: We send personalized empowerment packages to youth struggling with bullying, their identity, or self-harm. We’ve gifted more than 20,000 to date. The research is clear: everyone needs someone in their corner. Everyone needs someone to fight alongside them and offer their full support. Knowing that someone cares makes all the difference. It can pull people out of their circumstances and help them lead a prosperous life. We’re proud to be that someone, providing youth with inspirational merchandise, including our EXPRESS IT! creative expression journals and personal messages letting them know they’re not alone.
Thank you for inspiring hope and igniting change with us. When you do, you speak up and save lives. You show the world that LUV is stronger than hate.
“Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.”
Your voice and creativity are what make you unique.
Share what’s in your heart.