GSA Network is thrilled to congratulate our Founder and Executive Director, Carolyn Laub, on winning the prestigious James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award for her innovative solution to the bullying and harassment of LGBT youth! Carolyn is one of five Californians this year to receive the Award, which was presented to her on Monday by California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson. The Awards, which aim to spotlight model solutions that could better the lives of more Californians if replicated by policymakers and others, include $125,000 in support for each recipient’s organization.
“I am honored to receive this award and grateful that the Irvine Foundation has recognized both the seriousness of the problem that bullying against LGBT youth poses in California and the power of youth leadership to make it better,” said Carolyn Laub in a press release. “I am proud to see GSA Network’s approach, where young people themselves lead the movement to create safer schools, distinguished as a model solution for others invested in youth to follow.”
Watch this amazing video from the Irvine Foundation about Carolyn and GSA Network to learn more!
Find out about the other Award recipients at www.irvine.org/leadership.