Colorado GSA Leadership Council


The One Colorado Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network, a project of One Colorado, was launched to provide tools and resources to empower LGBTQ and Allied students to combat bullying and make their schools safer. The Network was also created to build a statewide network of Gay-Straight Alliances, to connect students across the state and facilitate leadership development through regional and statewide engagement.

About the Leadership Council

The Leadership Council is made up of high school and college students from across Colorado that will support the growth and development of the One Colorado GSA Network. The members of the Council will serve as regional representatives to provide feedback, training and support to the GSA’s in Colorado.

Primary Responsibilities

o Providing input on the One Colorado Gay-Straight Alliance Network’s programs

o Developing trainings, activities and workshops to support GSAs throughout Colorado

o Support new and existing Gay-Straight Alliances by working alongside other students

o Seek applications and allocate a grants to One Colorado’s GSAs

o Contribute to conferences of the One Colorado GSA Network (Statewide Leadership Summit & Student Day at the Capitol)

Qualifications

o Active in a GSA or other student club committed to ending bullying, homophobia and transphobia in schools

o Willingness and availability to participate in monthly phone/web meetings

o Willingness and availability to be trained and to train other students in organizing Gay-Straight Alliances

o Commitment to creating safe schools for LGBTQ students

o Ability to identify and address needs for Gay-Straight Alliances to support their growth and development

o Interest in contributing written updates, submitting newsletter material, and involvement in other media-related tools

o Willingness to bring creative, innovative ideas to expand the One Colorado GSA Network

o Can commit to the following events (dates listed if available):

• Phone/Web Meetings - at least 3-5 each semester and a couple in the summer
• Annual GSA Leadership Summit in the Fall of each school year
• Attendance of both summer and winter Leadership retreats
• Attend regional GSA Leadership Summit
• Participation on one committee of the Leadership Council

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    GSA Participation

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