The Massachusetts GSA Student Leadership Council creates and informs policy, promotes inclusive learning environments for all students, supports the development of leadership skills, and fosters statewide collaboration among LGBTQ students and allies. Members of the GSA Student Leadership Council develop and implement projects designed to make change in local schools, districts, and regions. The GSA Student Leadership Council consists of a state council and five region-based councils. During the school year, all state and regional council meetings take place bimonthly in person, from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Regional meetings will be hosted at local schools and lunch will be provided. We ask that everyone register via the google form in advance to indicate your plan to attend in-person. Meetings will be capped at 75 people, so it is essential that each student and advisor registers individually. If registration surpasses 75, we will admit people based on registration order. If you are not able to attend a meeting due to high numbers, we will prioritize your school's attendance at the next meeting. If you require accommodations, register at least one week in advance so that we have time to make those arrangements.
We invite you to register a team of students and adult advisors to join other GSA student leaders and advisors at the regional council meetings. We encourage adult advisors to attend the meetings with their students. The regional council meetings occur during school time, we ask that schools support student and advisor attendance with appropriate arrangements for excused absences.
The Massachusetts GSA Student Leadership Council is part of the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students, a joint initiative between the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth.
We are currently in the process of updating the GSA 2023-2024 Meeting Calendar with dates and registration information. If you need immediate information regarding the meeting dates/locations, please reach out to Jason Wheeler .
We are always trying to stay up-to-date with school-based GSAs. Please take a moment to update your GSA information.
Jason Wheeler (he.him), Director
Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students
Last Updated: September 12, 2023
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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