October 04, 2013

Meet Our New Student Ambassasdors

Each year, we select a group of outstanding students from around the country to serve as GLSEN Student Ambassadors.  These hard-working and enthusiastic young people help advance our work by sharing their stories and advocating for LGBT issues in K-12 education in all forms of media.  Please click to watch this video and meet our nine newest Ambassadors for the 2013-2014 school year.

In August, our Student Ambassadors (pictured below) traveled to Los Angeles for a four-day media training summit.  There they attended workshops and coaching sessions to learn how to interact with the media and gain the skills needed to return to their hometowns and begin sharing their stories and working towards creating safer schools in their communities. 

Please join me in welcoming these exceptional students to the GLSEN family!

P.S. The Student Ambassador program is just one of the many GLSEN programs supported by your gifts.  Thank you!

P.P.S. Two of our Ambassadors, Liam and Paulina, will be participating in the State of Out Youth town hall next Tuesday to discuss the most pressing issues facing LGBT youth.  The event will be held at the New York Times Center and you can RSVP to attend or watch the live webcast.

Eliza Byard

About Eliza Byard

Dr. Eliza Byard is the Executive Director of GLSEN - the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.

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