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Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students

Massachusetts Gender
Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Leadership Council
2017-2018 Meeting Information

What is the GSA Leadership Council?

Modeled on the Student Advisory Council to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Massachusetts GSA Leadership Council provides networking and skill-building opportunities for GSA student leaders and advisors to promote student leadership and improve school climate. The GSA Leadership Council consists of a state council and six regional councils. State and regional council meetings take place bimonthly from 9AM to 1PM.

We invite you to register a team of up to four students and two adult advisors to join other GSA student leaders and advisors at the regional council meetings. Because the state and regional council meetings occur during school time, we ask that schools support student and advisor attendance with appropriate arrangements for excused absences. Below you will find a list of meeting dates and locations for 2017-2018.

Have you updated your school GSA contact information?

We are always trying to stay up-to-date with school-based GSAs. Please take a moment to update your GSA information.

Register for a meeting!

Register for an upcoming meeting. Once again, we invite you to register a team of up to four students and two adult advisors to join other GSA student leaders and advisors at the regional council meetings.

Massachusetts GSA Leadership Council Meetings 2017-2018

Greater Boston Region
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant St., Malden, MA 02148
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Northeast Region
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Ipswich High School
134 High St., Ipswich, MA 01938
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017
  • Wednesday February 7, 2018
Location:
Methuen High School
1 Ranger Rd., Methuen, MA 01844
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Southeast Region
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Oliver Ames High School
100 Lothrop St., North Easton, MA 02356
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018
Location:
King Philip Regional High School
201 Franklin St., Wrentham, MA 02093
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Friday, June 8. 2018
Western Region
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Westfield High School
177 Montgomery Rd., Westfield, MA 01085
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018
Location:
Minnechaug Regional High School
621 Main St., Wilbraham, MA 01095
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Central Region
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Millbury Jr./Sr. High School
12 Martin St., Millbury, MA 01527
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017
Location:
Grafton High School
24 Providence Rd., Grafton, MA 01519
  • Thursday February 1, 2018
  • Thursday April 26, 2018
Location:
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
1050 Westminster St., Fitchburg, MA 01420
  • Thursday May 24, 2018
Berkshire Region
Meeting locations and dates to be determined. Given the complexity of scheduling in a central location, we will offer both in-person and remote opportunities within this region.
Statewide GSA Leadership Council
[Note: The State GSA Council consists of those students who attended the GSA Leadership Summit in August 2017 at UMASS Amherst.]
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 75 Pleasant St., Malden, MA 02148
  • Friday September 29. 2017
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018

Please Note:

  • All meetings take place from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Lunch is provided for all registered students and advisors.
  • Register Online

Safe Schools Program Team

Jeff Perrotti [He/Him/His], Program Director
Jason Wheeler [He/Him/His], Program Manager
Brie Mendoza [She/Her/Hers], Program Coordinator

Email: safeschoolsprogram@doe.mass.edu

Phone: 781-338-6319

 

* The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth is established by law as an independent state agency to recommend and advocate to all branches of state government effective policies, programs, and resources for LGBTQ youth to thrive.



Last Updated: November 13, 2017
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