An inspiring crowd of LGBT students and allies rallied at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Monday, April 20th, 2009 to demonstrate their support for key legislation to honor Harvey Milk and to increase access to mental health services for at-risk youth. Youth activists traveled from as far as San Diego to attend the annual event, many traveling by bus through out the night.
What do rainbow elephants, dancing penguins in tutus, and glittering fairies all have in common? They were NOT at the Youth Empowerment Summit that took place Saturday, December 5th. But you know who was? Approximately 400 youth and adults who came to Everett Middle School to learn about youth activism, leadership, and empowerment!
GSA Network organizes regional GSA Leadership Summits throughout California in order to provide GSA activists with the skills and resources necessary to transforming their schools into safe and inclusive learning environments, as well as to connect youth to one another. Current high school students trained by GSA Network staff to be peer educators, lead all workshops in our Leadership Summits.