#GSAs4Justice: Digital Access and Organizing
Trans and queer youth of color are among the most resilient students in schools. And right now, they need spaces that affirm their identities and experiences, uplift their spirit, and promote self and community care.
Building community is now more important than ever. This school year, we’re adapting our traditional school-based GSA model and expanding our Community GSA model into a virtual space. A Community GSA allows students to reach beyond their school and connect with young people across their entire community. Just like a school-based GSA club, a Community GSA can be a space to socialize, find support, and build activism. Many trans and queer students across the country are now learning in remote environments. That’s why we're working to support youth in creating Virtual Community GSAs and supporting Youth Organizing, investing in Gender Justice Leadership Programs, building a national GSA movement, and uplifting youth voices and digital organizing.
Make a contribution to support trans and queer youth of color in creating Virtual Community GSAs and get the tech they need to do it.
Deep Digital Divide
The Covid-19 global health crisis has forced all of us who work for educational justice--especially through a lens of racial and gender equity--to face just how deep the digital divide really is for Black and Brown communities. We’ve seen LGBTQ+ youth step up and overcome real barriers that prevent them from accessing technology and digital spaces--whether it’s because they just don’t have the tech needed to connect or they don’t live in supportive home environments where they are free to express themselves.
In March 2020, we launched Virtual GSAs In Action, a digital space where we feature opportunities to participate in virtual youth leadership events, online group conversations, and training in digital organizing and engagement. Since then, we’ve engaged more than 400 young people--but we’ve heard countless stories of young people who couldn’t make it because they simply didn’t have basic digital access or tech to protect their privacy: headphones, reliable mobile devices, stable Internet, or space to have private conversations with peers.
Your gift will be matched--dollar for dollar--up to $8,500
through September 30, 2020!
Double Your Impact!
A few of our generous donors have pledged to match every donation we receive, dollar for dollar, up to $8,500 through September 30th! That means, your gift to support trans and queer youth will be doubled until we reach the pledge goal.
We invite you to learn more about our work to support youth in creating creating Virtual Community GSAs and supporting Youth Organizing, investing in Gender Justice Leadership Programs, building a national GSA movement, and uplifting youth voices and digital organizing.