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Safe Schools Coalition
The Safe Schools Coalition is a public-private partnership in support of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender youth. Its mission: “to help schools at home and all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. ”
SSC Philosophies • Every student deserves to be safe and to feel recognized at school, including GLBTQ youth and children with GLBT parents.
SSC Philosophies • Every student deserves … • We are partners, not adversaries, of schools … and we understand that educators have a really full plate and huge responsibilities.
SSC Philosophies • Every student deserves … • We are partners. . . • It is wrong -- and also counterproductive -- to compare oppressions … and just because our focus is anti-gay violence doesn’t mean we can afford to ignore racism, xenophobia, etc.
SSC addresses the needs ü of gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer and questioning children and teens ü of students with GLBT parents, guardians, and other family members ü of GLBT parents/ guardians and educators ü of kids who get harassed because somebody thinks they’re gay.
What’s that look like? • Intervention Services 1 -877 -SAFE [email protected] org • Technical Assistance & Policy Advocacy • Resources – – – reports posters email list serve television PSAs web site • Training & Education • Research
SSC Structure s truly a coalition -- no paid staff s no 501(c)3 status -- fiscal agent is Rosehedge s 3 co-chairs s 3 co-secretaries s contracted webspinner s contracted speakers’ bureau manager
SSC Structure, continued. . . • volunteers & agencies contribute: vmembership co-chairs vintervention chair & specialists vspeakers bureau manager vspeakers/trainers vwarehousing & distribution vlist serve management vfinancial oversight vdevelopment vsome costs of printing, mailing, training