LGBTQ+ Community at YWA


Many of our staff and students are part of the LGBTQ+ community. As a school, we are a welcoming and nurturing place for students as they go through the difficult process of self-discovery, no matter where they are in their journey. We understand and support the many changes in expression, names, pronouns, and labels that often accompany this journey.

At YWA, our students work with a faculty and staff who are active LGBTQ+ community members and allies. We are always looking for new ways to support our students as they explore their own identities and find a sense of self.

LGBTQ+ Resources

Yellow Wood Academy Resources

  • LGBTQ+ Club - This club meets twice a week during our designated club time from 11:10am-11:30am.

  • LGBTQ+ Literature - Talk with our Librarian, Valerie Schlagel

  • Learn more about our LGBTQ+ support on campus from our Admissions Director, Alvertis Brooks Jr.

External Resources


How to Change Your Name and/or Pronouns

If you are a current YWA student and you would like us to update your name, pronouns, or both, you can speak with your Student Program Coordinator, or you can submit the following form: