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About Us

Our Mission:

To provide a safe space for LGBTQ youth and their allied friends to strengthen opportunities for life skills, leadership development, peer support and educational advancement

Our Vision:

YFT envisions a community in which all LGBTQ youth are valued and respected with opportunities and encouragement available to elevate them into healthy, empowered, productive members of society.


Youth First Texas began in 1999 and is the only 501(c)3-certified organization in the Dallas area that is exclusively committed to providing opportunities for life skills, leadership development, peer support, and educational advancement to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth and their Allied friends