GLSEN Student Ambassadors
Do you want to make your school safer and connect with students across the country while you do it?
We are on the lookout for student leaders who are interested in sharing their stories and advocating for LGBT issues in education in all kinds of media – from print, radio and TV, to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and more.
As a Student Ambassador, you'll have access to exclusive online training and workshops on telling your story, political advocacy, blogging, writing op-eds for newspapers, creating web video, and more. You and your work will be featured on GLSEN's website, blog, YouTube channel and social media profiles. We will also work with you to share your story with a wider audience. GLSEN Student Ambassadors have been featured on CNN, the Huffington Post, The Advocate, The New York Times, People and more.
GLSEN Student Ambassadors also have the opportunity to attend a four-day, all expenses paid media summit in Los Angeles.
At the summit, you'll learn about GLSEN’s work as you participate in workshops and gain valuable spokesperson experience through media coaching, blogging and sharing your story. And you'll meet some pretty amazing activists and some special guests as well.
Once Ambassadors have gone through media training, they return home with individual work plans to be actualized over the course of the year under the advisement and support of GLSEN staff.
Want to find out when leadership opportunities come up?
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We've got a bunch of opportunities for you to develop skills and experiences.
GLSEN’s Jump-Start Leadership program is an opportunity to join student leadership teams in your community coordinated through our local chapters. Programs run by the teams this past year included leading safe schools workshops for students, holding a safe schools summit or student networking event, Day of Silence activities, art galleries featuring the work of LGBT students and lobbying for safe schools policies.
GLSEN’s Students of Color Organizing program, also run through our local chapters, supports chapters in developing LGBT student leaders of color and organizing around the intersection of racial justice and LGBT-focused safe schools organizing. Teams develop and carry out projects that directly benefit LGBT students of color in their community. Some of the Students of Color Organizing teams combined their efforts with the Jump-Start Team in their chapter. Projects this past year included a support and networking summit or discussion group for LGBT students of color, creation of a YouTube channel for LGBT youth of color to share their experiences around safe schools issues and an art exhibit exploring the experiences of LGBT students of color.
Find a chapter in your area to learn if they are participating in either of these programs.