Out & Allied Youth Theatre is a troupe of artists who use theatre to share their stories, build community, and address issues of social justice. Out & Allied’s programming includes: 1) Producing and performing an original production annually, 2) Conducting Summer Theatre camps for students in grades 4-12, 3) Facilitating theatre-based statewide workshops, most typically for teams of middle & high school students and their advisors, 4) Working collaboratively with schools’ GSTAs or other student organizations to create change in the school’s culture, climate, policies, and procedures, and 5) Weekly meetings that provide an opportunity for all to share and support each other. Out & Allied’s current members include students in grades 6-12, college students, and other college-aged adults. In the past, students in grades 4 & 5 have participated. The core group of seven (mix of middle & high school students, college students, other college-aged adults, and me) is diverse regarding gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression. Six of the 7 identify as belonging to the queer community; the other is a very strong straight ally. Five of the seven live in poverty and/or in low-income households. Five of the seven say they have mental health challenges, most typically anxiety. Most of us currently access professional support. Within the last year, the parents of two members have separated. Mikalyla Reynolds, a high school senior, and Mark Fairman are Out & Allied’s co-executive directors. The co-chairs of the Executive Committee are an eighteen year-old youth and a Colby College Professor of Education and Human Development. The other two members of the Executive Committee are an eighth grader and a 20 year-old manager of a local business. Our audience for our programs and activities includes students, teachers, parents, folks connected with faith-based organizations, and other professionals (e.g., school guidance counselors, social workers) from across Maine.