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GLSEN's Jump-Start Guide for Gay-Straight Alliances

GLSEN has created this resource for new and already-established Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) or similar clubs. The resources take you through the process of establishing or re-establishing your group, identifying your mission and goals, and assessing your school's climate. Jump Start your school and your GSA and create safer schools for all regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

This guide consists of eight self-contained sections; all are designed to help you jump-start - or bring fresh and creative energy to - your student club. They are available as PDF files to download.

Topics include:

Part 1: Building and Activating Your GSA or Similar Student Club

Part 2: Tips and Tools for Organizing an Action Campaign

Part 3: Strategies for Training Teachers

Part 4: Understanding Direct-Action Organizing

Part 5: Examining Power, Privilege and Oppression

Part 6: Creating Youth-Adult Partnerships

Part 7: Making Your Student Club Trans-Inclusive

Part 8: Evaluation, Continuation, Celebration


Click here to go to GLSEN's Jump-Start Guide for Gay-Straight Alliances