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AQU25A: Emplify


AQU25A employs a youth development framework to maximize the strengths and assets of A&PI queer, and questioning youth and to address their broad range of emotional, health, social/interactive, and educational/vocational needs. The program supports youth in making positive changes in their lives, developing essential skills related to their personal growth, and provide them with information to enable them to make well-informed decisions about their health and well-being through outreach, groups, individual counseling, and a peer leadership program. Transgender youth are included in program outreach and services. Emplify is a new program designed specifically for transgender youth.

AQU25A also serves as a safe space for young people to just hang out. AQU25A holds drop-ins, gatherings, picnics, workshops, scholarships, socials, parties, dances, trips, retreats and other fun activities throughout the year.


Contact Information:

Lance Dwyer
  • Health Educator
  • (415) 292-3420 extension 315
730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-292-3420 ext 315

Parent organization:

Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Populations served:

Youth, Transgender women, Asian and Pacific Islanders

Services offered:

Support groups, Outreach/Condom distribution, Skills building workshops, Referrals