We exist to strengthen the quality of life for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex persons, their families and friends through support, education and advocacy. We uphold a society that embraces social diversity through love and respect for all.
GALA Summer Power Camp 2022
Register your child or children who are between the ages of 10-19 to join our summer camp. Summer camp will focus on life skills building, substance use, suicide and STD prevention as well as fun art activities, games and fitness. Two Summer camp sessions will be held at Ironwood Estates in Dededo from June 1-15 and June 20 - July 1 and at Toto Gardens from July 11-25. Summer camps are from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Strict COVID-19 Protocols will be in place for your child's safety! For more information or to register please call Hannah Mendiola at 969-5483 or 487-4306. There is no fee to attend.
Storytelling for Empowerment
For over 7 years, GALA has been offering it's signature substance use/suicide prevention program, lead by staff and peer educators that utilize the Storytelling for Empowerment curriculum developed by the WHEEL Council of Arizona. Over the years, the organization has adapted the program to meet the unique needs of our island and culture. Over hundreds of youth have participated in Storytelling for Empowerment workshops. Workshops have been offered through partnerships with the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, Department of Education Student Support Services, GHURA, Ironwood Estates and various other entities. Storytelling for Empowerment workshops are fun and interactive and facilitated to train individuals. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic workshops are currently offered via Zoom. Currently Storytelling for Empowerment workshops are offered through various populations: public high school students via our partnership with the PEACE Office and via this year's summer camp and after school program open to youth ages 10-19 through our partnership with GHURA and Ironwood Estates. To register you or your child, please call 969-5483.