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Head over to GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) to check out their Safe Schools Advocacy Summit (SSAS) application. This year it will be held March 24th – 27th.
“For selected participants, SSAS is a completely free annual four-day conference focused on bullying and harassment in Washington, D.C. for students and non-students alike.” Participants are chosen from all over the U.S. to join in this conference, and in 2010 MSSC sent three participants to represent the state and our organization. John, Audri and Ashley had a chance to bond on the trip and to further network with other youth and adults from across the country.
The final day of the conference, the three visited the offices Mississippi Congressmen to advocate for youth in Mississippi. “Attending SSAS was an amazing experience for me. Two years in a row I was able to connect with other activists of all ages and backgrounds. All of us with the same ideas of lobbying for lgbt youth in schools. It was a pleasure to be chosen as a participant and presenter. SSAS helped me find my passion for politics,” said Ashley J.
The application (linked below) requires you to know who your elected officials are, if you aren’t sure we can help or check out http://www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt.
Please visit the link below to apply.