LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with LGBTQQ youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.
LYRIC envisions a diverse society where LGBTQQ youth are embraced for who they are and encouraged to be who they want to be. By working towards social justice and supporting young leaders, their families and allies, LYRIC is building a world that honors, respects and appreciates LGBTQQ youth and their contributions.
Voices of Youth
At LYRIC, I began to see leadership as a process of clarifying my values, better understanding my talents, and becoming more of who I am. We all make mistakes, we all have something to learn, and we all have something to learn from one another.~ Denny
LYRIC took the skills and passions I had and amplified them. With every intern cohort, I get to know more queer youth whose experiences bloom into an awakening of their personal identity, within a social justice context. I see who could very well be the future of LYRIC.~ Vanessa
[LYRIC] gave me the courage and confidence to believe my voice is something that needs to be heard. LYRIC taught me about taking care of myself while helping others, especially those who don’t feel they have support anywhere else.~ Janique