Join Youth Council

GSA Youth Councils build your GSA activism, help guide GSA Network’s youth organizing campaign strategy, and allow you to become a youth trainer. Apply to one of our Regional Youth Councils today!

Trans and queer youth of color use their collective voice and power to change the narrative about their lives and experiences, create visibility on campus and local communities, protect established student rights, and shift school discipline policies that push youth out of school and into the criminal justice system. We support LGBTQ+ youth organizers across the country to take action and create change at all levels, from school-based campaigns that impact individual school districts to national days of action that unite GSAs for racial and gender justice.

Youth Council members will:

  • Build a network of support, lifelong friendships
  • Have fun exploring our identities and connecting to our culture
  • Learn leadership skills and strategies to start or strengthen your GSA and/or GSAs in your area
  • Have the opportunity to learn facilitation, training and organizing skills to lead workshops, events, and campaigns with other trans and queer youth.
  • Learn how to tell your story and use your voice to stand up for yourself and other
  • Are ambassadors of GSA Network and in the trans and queer youth movement!
  • Receive monthly one-on-one check-ins to help you reach your leadership goals
  • Have access to additional leadership development opportunities and ongoing programs.

Regular attendance at monthly meetings is required. Youth council positions are one year terms. Lunch and snacks are provided, and transportation support may be available. Contact us if you are interested in community service hours.

APPLY TODAY to join a 2018/19 Youth Council