Attention GSA Advisors: Register Your Students for Regional Meetings
The focus of February's GSA regional meetings is intersectional LGBTQ+ curriculum. Students will review the LGBTQ Curricular Materials Catalogue, which was developed by the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students. Students will be provided with the knowledge and tools to advocate for these inclusive curriculum units.
As always, these regional meetings are open to advisors, high school students, and approved middle school students. For more information about the GSA Leadership Council and details about how to obtain an excused absence from your school administrators for both you and your students to attend, click here.
To be added to your regional advisor listserv to receive regional council newsletters and to connect with other advisors in your area, click here.
Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth are also building regional student listservs so that we can directly share GSA Leadership Council announcements, events, and opportunities with youth. Share this link with your students if they want to receive email updates.
Do You Know Someone in the NAGLY Community Who Needs Help with Paying for Food or Utilities?
If you know someone or you are someone in the NAGLY community that needs help with paying for food, utilities, or other daily needs, NAGLY has a number of gift cards to help out NAGLY community members. If you are reading this now, we consider you part of the NAGLY community. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need assistance. Email Todd@nagly.org.
Root is offering a free culinary training program for youth ages 16-26. Root’s vision is to prepare youth to enter the workforce with confidence, self-agency, and a competitive edge. To do this, Root combines 220 hours of culinary and food service training, workforce preparedness, on-the-job experiences, life skills workshops and social capital, into an intensive 14-week program.
The 14 week program runs Monday-Friday with four hour morning and afternoon shifts. During this time, Trainees attend life skills workshops, one-on-one career readiness coaching, and intensive culinary training in our full catering kitchen.
The program runs from Feb. 8 to March 13. To learn more and to apply, click below.
OverDrive is an online library where you can check out audiobooks and ebooks for free. OverDRive has a wide variety of books, but Candid for OverDrive has a selection of books for "diversity, equality, and inclusion". To use OverDrive, you'll just need a free, public library account. If you don't have one contact, your local public library. To get started with OverDrive, click below.
The "No Evil Projects" is a nonprofit community art program where people like you (and not like you) pick three labels that describe themselves, take photos posing as the Three Wise Monkeys: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil, and write a good thing they've done to show they're not evil. (Simple, right?) The goal? To represent and show the world that anyone can do good, no matter who they are. The project has just moved to Salem, so click "more info" to read more and to take part.
As part of their continuing efforts to respond to COVID-19, the City of Salem needs critical input from Salem residents to help us keep the community healthy and safe. Please take this quick survey. The results will help inform the city's decisions as they work alongside other local, regional, state, and federal agencies.
Answers will be completely confidential and survey results will be reported in group form only.
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are conducting an online study of the experiences of transgender, gender non-binary, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, and gender fluid adults. The study involves completing online questionnaires about your experiences and emotions. In order to complete it, you must be at least 18 years of age. The study should take about 45–60 minutes to complete. You will have the option of including your contact information in order to be entered into a raffle for a giftcard. The information gathered from this study may help us to better understand the experiences of transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, gender fluid, and gender non-binary individuals. For more information and to take part, click below.