YoungArts is a national scholarship competition for artists between the ages of 15-18. Disciplines supported are music, writing, acting, visual art, and dance. Each year, thousands of youth apply for the chance to receive an all expenses paid week in Miami where they have the opportunity to study under famed artists like Josh Groban and Carrie Mae Weems. Winners will also receive a cash prize of up to $10,000.
This organization supports friends and families of LGBT individuals in educating themselves and serving as better allies. They offer support groups, advocate for LGBT equality, and much more. Take a look at their website to see which services are offered near you.