Rainbow Youth has operated weekly since 1995, serving and supporting the LGBTQ+ youth of the Salem, Oregon area.
The organization is 100% volunteer-run and is sustained by the generous support of its community, including many individual donors - that's you!
This year, we aim to proactively secure funding for the year so that we can focus on the programming and support our youth members need, and build longer-term goals for growing our programs.
Our weekly activities include:
Holding safe space for LGBTQ+ youth 12-18, serving dinner, providing individual advocacy and support, and offering educational & community programming.
Our annual events & field trips include:
End of the School Year BBQ
Graduation Celebration for youth aging out
Oregon Queer Youth Summit
Shrewsberry Renaissance Faire
Pumpkin Patch Visit
We've read the reports on queer & trans youth and, particularly in times of uncertainty, we know that Rainbow Youth makes a difference in the lives of the young people we serve. Our budget is small and a little goes a long way - please help us continue this programming through the 2017 year!
Please contact us at [email protected]
with questions or to get involved - thank you so much for your support!