Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition is a collaboration of people and organizations who believe that no student should ever feel too afraid to go to school.

Harassment, bullying, and unfair school policy can make schools into hostile places for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth or young people who are perceived to be queer. We train students and allies to make schools safer while fighting for long-term policy change.



February 7, 2017
Anna Davis

Welcome, Arekia! MSSC’s Newest Board Member

Hello MSSC family! We are super excited to welcome our newest board member, Arekia Bennett. Arekia has been part of the MSSC family for years, first as a president of her university’s GSA group Spectrum and then as a member Arekia will be joining our team of organizers and staffers that run the programs and

September 25, 2016
Arekia Bennett

The Work. The Pageant. Me & The Stereotype…

I’ve been competing in pageants for as long as I can remember. When I found out I could receive scholarship money for college for competing AND get paid for coaching others and consulting, I made a lifestyle out of it all. From the beginning there was always purpose. Pageantry gave me the platform to advocate

August 24, 2016
Youth Organizers

Severing Barriers at a National Gathering

National Gathering has honestly been one of the most valuable experiences in my life. Not only was I able to meet tons of new people with similar aspirations, but I was able to share and exchange ideas with them to vastly broaden my perspective. Gratefully feeling validated and heard, I was able to share my

July 3, 2016
Anna Davis

YO Applications Open!

Earlier this year we opened up 2 stipend positions for young organizers in Mississippi. Our two Youth Organizers, or YOs, have been hard at work helping table for events and do outreach. They’ve also been learning more about what it means to do work with MSSC. We are now proud to announce that we have