The Raben Group’s policy breakfast with Andrew Barnett, executive director of the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League
We’d be delighted if you’d join us for The Raben Group’s policy breakfast with Andrew Barnett, executive director of the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League.
SMYAL is the only community-based organization solely dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the metro Washington, DC area. It directly serves more than 300 young individuals throughout the region per year.
An employee since 2005, Mr. Barnett began his tenure as executive director of SMYAL in 2009. Under his leadership, SMYAL has refined its program to focus on empowering LGBTQ youth through leadership development and advocacy.
Mr. Barnett's passion is encouraging LGBTQ youth to be advocates and change agents in the broader community; he also trains teachers, providers, and others who shape the lives of young people.
Native to the Washington, DC metro area, Mr. Barnett began his involvement in LGBTQ youth advocacy by co-founding a Gay-Straight Alliance as a senior in high school and has devoted his professional career to serving the LGBT community.
In 2010, Mr. Barnett received the Metro Weekly Next Generation Award, which recognizes the accomplishments of LGBT activists, artists, and leaders under 30.
This policy breakfast is not a fundraiser and space is limited, so please let us know immediately if you plan to attend by emailing Rosa Mendoza at email@example.com or calling 202-587-2870.
Location: The home of Robert Raben
Address: 213 E Street NE
Washington, DC 20002 (located a block from Union Station)
Photos by Broderick Johnson