The Youth Pride Board, Who We Are, Sponsors & Leadership

Youth Pride Guide 2008


Letter from the Youth Pride Alliance Board of Directors

Welcome to the 12th Annual Youth Pride Day! For over a decade we have been honored to host one of the few pride festivals dedicated to celebrating the dignity and courage of all young people in the nation. As you look across the field during Youth Pride Day you will see leaders, performers, educators, activists and youth all connected by the pride we take in fostering a community that provides for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Ally youth empowerment.

As a volunteer organization it would not be possible for us to host this event without the overwhelming support of the individuals, organizations, and community sponsors who have donated time, money, and energy to create Youth Pride Day. We cannot say ”thank you” enough. To the volunteers, performers, and speakers, your words, guidance and commitment are undeniably vital to this special event. And finally, to the community and to all who show up, you are who we are inspired by and who this day is truly dedicated to.

We hope you take this day as an opportunity not only to dance, learn, play games, listen to speakers, and watch performances but to also reflect on the inspiration young people provide each other and the community. We are proud to serve you and hope that you are proud of yourselves.

With Pride,

Youth Pride Alliance Board of Directors
President, Tyrone Hanley
Vice-President, Nikisha Carpenter
Secretary, Vincent Slatt
Treasurer, Brian McNamee
Sharon Greenbaum
Jewel Murray
Stefan Romberg
Robin Wood

For more information about our organization or to learn how to get involved, please visit our website at www.youthpridedc.org.

Who We Are

Youth Pride Alliance, now in its 12th year, was founded in 1996 by Christopher Dyer. Our primary function is the annual production of D.C.’s Youth Pride Day. As a small, all-volunteer run organization, we rely on the support of the community for our programs and events. In addition to Youth Pride Day, we also organize other events for Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Ally youth throughout the year.

Mission Statement

The Youth Pride Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Ally youth empowerment to encourage positive self-development and expression, as well as leadership, while bridging diverse communities and individuals to address issues of visibility, equality, and social justice. We are dedicated to celebrating the dignity and courage of all young people.

Youth Pride Alliance Board

President, Tyrone Hanley
Vice-President, Nikisha Carpenter
Secretary, Vincent Slatt
Treasurer, Brian McNamee
Sharon Greenbaum
Jewel Murray
Stefan Romberg
Robin Wood

If you are interested in joining the Youth Pride Alliance Board, please email Youth Pride Alliance President Tyrone Hanley at thanley@youthpridealliance.org.

Sponsors

Platinum
Brother Help Thyself
DC Crystal Meth Working Group
SMYAL
Whitman-Walker Clinic

Gold
Gay Life
Human Rights Campaign
NYAC

Bronze
Break the Cycle
Cherry Fund
Dignity Washington
Equality Virginia
Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC
GLSEN — Northern Virginia
GWU’s Allied in Pride
Transgender Health Empowerment (T.H.E.)

Media Sponsor
Metro Weekly

Leadership

Brian McNamee
Games Coordinator
Scholarship Coordinator
Treasurer

Cindy de Sales
Stage Manager

Jewel Murray
Logistic Coordinator

Nikisha Carpenter
Webmaster

Robin Wood
Volunteer Coordinator

Sharon Greenbaum
Outreach Coordinator

Stefan Romberg
Stage Program Coordinator

Tyrone Hanley
Sponsorship Coordinator

For more information on how to get involved with the Youth Pride Alliance, call 202-387-4141 or visit www.youthpridedc.org.

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