Sofia Da Silva
I am a 16-year old Sophomore at Montesano Jr./Sr. High School and I began this program as part of my social impact initiative with the Miss America's Outstanding Teen program. I saw a need for community support and understanding of LGBTQA+ youth in my community and wanted to provide a safe space for education and peer support for LGBTQA+ youth, their parents, and allies.
CAYA offers a safe environment for out and questioning LGBTQA+ youth to learn, find support within the community, and be themselves!
Parent and Peer Recommendations
"Tonight I had the privilege of meeting with a group of professionals and youth from the SW Washington Tri-county area to share testimonies and discuss current challenges and issues facing LGBTQA youth in our area. Thank you for all the work you are doing to educate and create a safer space for our youth!"