One Colorado- GSA Leadership Council Application
ABOUT THE GSA LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
The Gay-Straight Alliance/ Gender and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) Leadership Council is made up of middle school, high school and college students from across Colorado intended to facilitate the growth and development of council members as advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth, and further support the Colorado GSA Network. The members of the Leadership Council will serve as regional representatives to provide feedback, training, and support for GSAs in Colorado, and to advise on programming direction within the Safe Schools work of One Colorado.

Thank you for your interest in the One Colorado GSA Leadership Council. We depend on our Leadership Council to be a voice for young LGBTQ folks in Colorado and to be leaders in our work creating a safe and affirming school for every Colorado student. The application asks for a little information about you and has a short answer section as well as two short essays on why you would like to participate on the Council. Please complete the below form by 11:59 pm, Friday, May 17th to be considered for the Council. Feel free to tab through the application as you prepare, but be aware, you cannot change your answers once they have been submitted; be sure to answer all the appropriate questions and check your work before clicking submit! Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please contact Jordan Anthony at jordana@one-colorado.org with any questions involving your submission.

ABOUT THE COLORADO GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE NETWORK
The Colorado GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance, Gender and Sexualities Alliances) Network, a project of One Colorado, was launched to empower LGBTQ and allied students by providing them the tools and resources to combat bullying and make their schools safer. The Network was also created to connect students across the state and facilitate leadership development through regional and statewide engagement by building a statewide network of GSAs.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
--Provide input and needs-direction for the Colorado GSA Network’s programs
--Collaborate with other council members to develop trainings, activities, and workshops to support GSAs throughout Colorado
--Support new and existing GSAs by developing regional coalitions, hosting regional Leadership Summits, and working alongside other students committed to ending bullying, homophobia, and transphobia in schools
--Contribute to the programs and conferences of the Colorado GSA network, including both Regional and Statewide GSA Leadership Summits, and the GSA Student Day at the Capitol

QUALIFICATIONS
--Dedication to creating safe schools for LGBTQ students
--Active or wants to become active in a GSA or other student club committed to ending bullying, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia in schools
--Commitment to attend and contribute to monthly meetings of the Leadership Council.
--Commitment to be trained and to train other students in organizing GSAs
--Ability to identify and address needs for GSAs to support their growth and development.
--Can commit to a one-year term on the Leadership Council, and attendance in person or by telecommunication at monthly meetings.
--Interest in contributing written updates, submitting newsletter material, and involvement in other media-related tools for the Colorado GSA Network.
--Willingness to bring creative, innovative ideas to expand the Colorado GSA Network.

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