Thursday, March 7, 2019

One Colorado: It's time to let our young people lead

By Jordan Anthony, Youth Program Coordinator, One Colorado

One of my favorite parts of being on the One Colorado team are the chances I get to work with our young activists and advocates through their Gay-Straight/Gender and Sexualities Alliances (GSAs). To see young people stand up and fight to make sure that their school can be a place of authenticity and phenomenal learning is a gift.

That's why I'm so excited to announce that we are raising up those youth voices - We are now accepting applications for our GSA Leadership Council!

The One Colorado GSA Leadership Council is composed of middle school, high school, and college students from across Colorado. The Council is made to facilitate the growth and development of members as advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth, and further support the Colorado GSA Network. As members of the Council, youth will serve as representatives for their area and will provide feedback, training, and support to GSAs in Colorado. The Leadership Council will also advise on program priorities within the Safe Schools work of One Colorado.

Young people know better than anyone the problems they face in school today… and they know better than anyone just what it will take to solve them. If you know a young advocate (or are one yourself), don't wait and apply today!

Questions? Feel free to email me at jordana@one-colorado.org.

The cliche that children are our future is true, but it's up to us adults to allow them to lead.

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