For Youth & GSAs


Welcome to our Resource Page!

Follow the links on the sidebar to the right to check out the resources we have available for students who are working to make change in their schools.  Let us know if there is a resource you would like to see added to our website!

Here is a list of all the resources we currently have for youth and GSAs:

Building Your GSA

  • 10 Steps for Starting a Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Elements of a GSA activity
  • Fundraising Ideas for Your GSA
  • Running an Effective GSA Meeting
  • Common GSA Challenges (And How to Overcome Them)
  • Sample GSA Group Agreements
  • Sample GSA Mission Statements
  • Terminology

Developing Leadership

  • GSA Leadership – What Does It Look Like
  • Qualities of a Leader
  • Passing the Torch of Leadership
  • Activity: What Makes a Good Workshop
  • 10 Tips for Successful Public Speaking
  • Keeping the Momentum

Resources for Middle School GSAs

  • The Chess Club Challenge
  • Best Practices for Adults Working with Middle School GSAs
  • Sample Middle School GSA Meeting Agenda – Social Support GSA
  • Sample Middle School GSA Meeting Agenda – Education GSA
  • Sample Middle School GSA Meeting Agenda – Social Support GSA
  • Know Your Prefix: A Guide to Terms

Creating Inclusive GSAs

  • Pronouns Are Important
  • Pronoun Practice
  • Is Your GSA Welcoming?
  • Thinking About Class
  • Putting Ability First

Legal Rights

  • Federal Laws
  • Wisconsin Pupil Nondiscrimination Law – 118.13
  • 118.13 PSA
  • Sample Harassment Incident Report Form
  • Harassment Report Flow Chart
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Day of Silence
  • Wisconsin’s Model Anti-Bullying Policy

GSA Actions and Events

  • Coalition Building
  • Planning a Big Event
  • Ready-Made Events for the 2016-17 School Year
  • Words Hurt Organizing Manual
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Day of Silence

Doing Health Education

  • Self-Care 101
  • Talking with Your GSA about HIV/AIDS
  • Six Wisconsin Stories

Scholarships and Higher Education Support for LGBTQ+ Youth

  • Local Scholarships
  • National Scholarships
  • Resources for Youth Experiencing Homelessness Seeking Higher Education

Out of School Survival Kit

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“Words Hurt Week helped me discover the importance of intersectionality within all social movements – recognizing that we cannot make progress within the queer community without also examining the systems that impact other oppressions.”  Maria, Former GSAFE Youth Activist