Being a part of the GLSEN family is a great privilege that I have. I work as the Student Engagement Associate in the Community Initiatives Department. I hear lots of feedback from students about what their GSA is doing, what an awesome day they had on the Day of Silence, and what their school climate is like. All of this feedback is so helpful since a big part of my job is planning for GLSEN’s Days of Action!
The first action of the new school year is Ally Week, which takes place from October 15-19th. Ally Week is a week for students to identify, support and celebrate Allies against anti-LGBT language, bullying and harassment in America’s schools.
There are plenty of ways you can be an ally to LGBT youth or talk to your school about why allies are important to you!
Don’t forget to register your participation to get FREE Ally Week gear!
It’s never too late to become an ally or identify allies in your school. Learn more about Ally Week here.
I’m so happy that a part of my job helps make back to school better for all students!
Check out this fun Ally Week video:
GLSEN’s Back-to-School Voices series is coming to a close soon. However, we’re looking for stories on how you are being an Ally in creating safer schools in your community! Check out our Ally Week Stories page to find out more information.
Chapter Engagement Associate for GLSEN. Coordinator of over 35 chapters across the country in creating safe schools for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.