What We Do

Rainbow Youth Alliance (RYA) provides twice monthly, adult-facilitated, peer-to-peer support group meetings for high school youth ages 13-18.

History

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Rainbow Youth Alliance (RYA) held its first support meeting in March 2006. The group was conceived by Stephanie Kreps when her teenage son came out to her as gay.

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News and events

  • VIRTUAL Support Group Meeting November 01, 2020 3:45 pm

    RYA in-person meetings have currently been suspended, until further notice. Please see the message below and join us virtually:

    Dear Rainbow Youth Alliance group members past, present, future,


    Due to the CDC, WHO, State of Maryland, and Montgomery County recommendations, all of our in-person meetings will be suspended due to COVID-19, until further notice.


    Until that time, I will be available for questions and concerns. The email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  is being monitored and you can leave a message at 240.324.7823

    RYA would like to offer some online support/social opportunities for group members, past, present, and future.

    A Discord server has been created for social interaction and support. I will interact in real time on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 3:40pm-6pm, just like our meetings! The server is named Rainbow Youth Alliance. If you would like to join, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and you will be given the code to join.

    Please take care of yourselves, keep a good distance between yourself and non-household members, and wash your hands.


    Genevieve Diamond
    Program Director
    Rainbow Youth Alliance

  • VIRTUAL Support Group Meeting November 15, 2020 3:45 pm

    RYA in-person meetings have currently been suspended, until further notice. Please see the message below and join us virtually:

    Dear Rainbow Youth Alliance group members past, present, future,


    Due to the CDC, WHO, State of Maryland, and Montgomery County recommendations, all of our in-person meetings will be suspended due to COVID-19, until further notice.


    Until that time, I will be available for questions and concerns. The email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  is being monitored and you can leave a message at 240.324.7823

    RYA would like to offer some online support/social opportunities for group members, past, present, and future.

    A Discord server has been created for social interaction and support. I will interact in real time on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 3:40pm-6pm, just like our meetings! The server is named Rainbow Youth Alliance. If you would like to join, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and you will be given the code to join.

    Please take care of yourselves, keep a good distance between yourself and non-household members, and wash your hands.


    Genevieve Diamond
    Program Director
    Rainbow Youth Alliance

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