October 01, 2010

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Build Your Support

In the wake of multiple tragedies across the country, it's more important than ever to make sure you find Allies who can support the LGBT youth in your school all year long. This week, focus on increasing your supportive network to help make your Ally Week activities a success!

  • Educate the Educators: There are a lot of ways that your teachers can support Ally Week. Click here to print out the Educators Guide and give it to teachers you think would be interested.
  • Collaborate: Connect with other student clubs in your school and ask that they support and participate in Ally Week. They can join in your planned events or develop companion activities for members of their club. And check out the new Allied Clubs Meeting Guide below!
  • Find Community Support: It’s good to let local supportive community groups know of your events, especially if you’re holding a rally, training, or social. Notify and, if applicable, invite community groups. Also, there are 30 local GLSEN Chapters across the country. Click here to find out if one is near you!
  • Cross it Off: It’s possible that there are a few items on your to-do list that didn’t get completed in the past few weeks. Take some time to make sure that everyone is taking care of their tasks.

If you have any questions or ideas, or if you want to tell us what you’re planning for your Ally Week please email us at info@allyweek.org.

And don't forget to join the conversation on the Gay-Straight Alliances Facebook Page and @DayofSilence on Twitter.

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