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 26, 2013

Apply to Become a QYAB Member

  Are you interested in working with LGBTQ+ youth in the educational system? Want to better your community? Would you like to be part of something life altering? Why not apply to be a part of the Queer Youth Advisory Board (or QYAB) for the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition, our youth driven and youth led

October 25, 2012
Anna Davis

5th Annual MSSC Summit on LGBTQ Youth in Mississippi

We’re hosting our 5th annual Queer Youth & Allies Summit. Every year MSSC brings together youth and adults from across the state for a few days of activism, education and networking. This year we’re going to be running in conjunction with Jackson Black Pride, an annual event hosted by My Brother’s Keeper. Summit will provide

September 28, 2012
Anna Davis

MSSC Launches Intern Program

MSSC is proud to announce the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition Youth Internship Program. The program offers four young people the opportunity to work at a community, state, and national level on queer organizing. The program focuses on four major facets of MSSC’s work: GSA Development, Education & Policy, Mobilization & Media, and Health Issues. If

September 10, 2012
Anna Davis

Let us know what’s going on in your school!

Every August marks the beginning of a new school year for the nearly 500,000 students in public schools throughout Mississippi. With the new semester in full swing, we want to know what’s going on in your school. Does your school have a Gay Straight Alliance or other student organizations that focuses on supporting, educating or