April 30, 2010

>Join GLSEN's Ambassador's Team: Apply Now

>Do you blog? Text? Tweet? Connect with your friends on Facebook? Post photos? Make videos for YouTube? Maybe you’d like to be a GLSEN Ambassador.

We’re doing a nationwide search for students who will be in grades 7-12 during the 2010-2011 school year who want to share their stories in all kinds of media – from newspapers, radio and TV to Twitter, Facebook and more. These students will serve as GLSEN’s public youth voice and a community extension of our efforts at the national level.

The youth leaders will take part in a three-day media and safe schools summit in New York, July 22-25, 2010. The trip will be fully paid by GLSEN. These Ambassadors will learn how to raise awareness about GLSEN and safe schools in traditional and emerging media. With the support of media partners, GLSEN will give students extensive training on getting placement in traditional media and how to leverage their existing knowledge of social media to raise awareness directly to constituents.

GLSEN’s Communications Department will engage the students throughout the year to support their safe schools media work. Students will serve as youth spokespeople, both proactively and reactively, to increase public understanding of the experiences of LGBT youth and their allies in school. Students will also serve as everyday voices in emerging media to communicate to educators, policy makers, fellow students and concerned citizens about GLSEN’s work.

The Ambassadors Media Summit 2010 is limited to 16 secondary school students. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Deadline is midnight, Sunday, May 16th.

Cross-posted to GLSEN.

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