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GLSEN Phoenix's SHINE Student Leadership Summer Institute

GLSEN Phoenix’s SHINE Student Leadership Summer Institute is a four-week leadership development program aimed at preparing LGBTQ youth and their allies to lead GSAs or advocacy campaigns throughout the school year. Modules topics include LGBTQ history, safe school organizing, planning arounds Days of Action, influence mapping, and storytelling. The institute culminates with a group project to positively impact local school communities. To apply to join SHINE, please fill out and submit a copy of the application online. Applications are accepted May 1st through May 25. Applicants must be middle or high school students (Grades 6-12).

How to apply:

  1. Download the application from Resource Downloads (blue box on the right hand side or this page or bottom of page on mobile phones)
  2. Submit the application online here

For questions about SHINE, please e-mail Student Organizing Coordinator, Sean Nonnenmacher at or Ricardo Martinez at

Decisions will be made May 25th.