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The Laurel Foundation offers resident and day camp programs for youth 6-17.
The mission of The Laurel Foundation is to enrich and empower transgender/gender diverse youth and children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS through diverse and educational camp experiences.
The Laurel Foundation’s educational and support programs impact the lives of over 700 children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS, and transgender/gender diverse youth each year. Our programs are a powerful antidote to the challenges of living with an illness or facing social isolation issues, bringing a sense of healing, hope and joy to those we serve.
Participants Served in 2022
New Infections Each Year
% Served Below Poverty Line
Volunteers in 2022
The Laurel Foundation’s 2022 Youth Empowerment Award Honorees
Cher and Chaz Bono are co-recipients of The Laurel Foundation’s prestigious Youth Empowerment Award. The award is given annually to an individual(s) who supports the empowerment of youth through equality, authenticity, LGBTQ+ rights and more. Cher and Chaz Bono were selected as the co-recipients for their ongoing activism for LGBTQ+ rights, and specifically for their work to build a better world for transgender/gender diverse youth and youth affected by HIV/AIDS.