one•n•ten was founded in 1993 to provide unique opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) youth to connect, socialize and receive support in navigating community resources. Our services have since diversified, yet our goal is the same. We enhance the lives of LGBTQ+ youth through programs promoting self-expression, self-acceptance, and healthy life choices. We provide comprehensive programs for LGBTQ+ and allied youth ages 11-24. Our key programs include our Phoenix Youth Center, statewide satellite sites, housing navigation services, Camp OUTdoors, digital/virtual support programs, and workforce readiness.
For 30 years, one•n•ten has worked to combat the negative impact and de-stabilization that stigma and discrimination have in Arizona on LGBTQ+ youth. By providing safe spaces and innovative programs for youth to develop stabilizing factors in their lives, we help build resilience. The top three reasons that youth reported attending programs in 2021 were (1) to make friends and build a sense of community, (2) to gain social skills (3) to build self-esteem.
GiveOUT Day on June 28, 2023, is the only national giving event for the LGBTQ+ community. We are asking our supporters to help us reach our GiveOUT Day goal of $10,000 to ensure we can continue providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ young people to be their authentic selves and build a sense of community.
one•n•ten is a Qualifying Charitable Organization for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. Making your donation (up to $400 for individuals; $800 for joint filers) to one•n•ten an easy and meaningful way to prepare for your 2023 Arizona state taxes.