National Youth Advocacy Coalition

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National Youth Advocacy Coalition
File:National Youth Advocacy Coalition logo.png
National Youth Advocacy Coalition logo
Abbreviation NYAC
Motto Building a Generation of Impact
Formation 1993
Extinction May 12, 2011
Headquarters Washington, DC

The National Youth Advocacy Coalition, or NYAC, which ceased to operate on May 12, 2011, was an organization which sought to fight discrimination against and promote the leadership and wellness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LBGTQ) youth.

NYAC was founded in 1993. At its height NYAC had over ten staff and a $1M+ budget.[citation needed] Much of its work centers on both social justice advocacy work, LGBTQ youth organization capacity building, LGBTQ youth leadership development, and HIV/STI prevention and education work, as well as other health work, much of which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For several years, NYAC put on a National Youth Summit in DC; the conference was attended by as upwards of 600 youth.

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