L.Y.F.E. (Leading Youth Forward Everyday) Mentors is an up and coming mentoring program aimed at LGBTQ identified youth aged 16-24. The main purpose of this program is to positively impact the lives of young members of the gay community and enrich the lives of older members of the community through the social interaction that takes place via mentoring. The program will be based in the DC metro area and cater to youth that reside in that area.
There is a strong need for a mentoring program that specifically targets youth that identify under the umbrella of the LGBTQ community. Many times this important group of youth is forgotten or purposely ignored in various social forums. It is the intent of L.Y.F.E. Mentors to become a safe haven for these youth and show them that their sexuality is something to be celebrated and not shunned.