GLSEN Greater Dayton is excited to be active again in the Dayton and surrounding areas. The goal of GLSEN Greater Dayton, is for every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. GLSEN believes that ALL students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow. The Dayton chapter was reformed in September 2012 and is now active in a 19 county area from Dayton, to Celina, to Columbus. They are one of 38 chapters across the nation spreading respect in our local schools.
They accomplish these goals by working in hallways across the country — from Congress and the Department of Education to schools and district offices in your community — to improve school climate and champion LGBT issues in K-12 education.
Currently, CLSEN is seeking educators, school administrators, and principals to join them on August 6, 2013 at the Downtown Dayton Metro Library for their first Teacher’s meeting at 6:30 PM. They have numerous resources to provide to teachers about respect in the classroom, safe playgrounds, and activities to promote individuality. The teacher’s meeting will be conducted by Lasue Juniel, a local teacher at Kiser PreK – 8 School and Kevin Mabrey, Co-Chair of GLSEN Greater Dayton. More information on the meeting can be found here.
GLSEN Greater Dayton has made some great local connections with schools and is hopeful to be able to connect with more schools and educators soon. They recently sent Safe Space Kits to all Middle and High Schools in our territory to promote respect in our communities. Their main goal is to have a GLSEN advocate represented in every school![yframe url=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_967ZXI9qIE’]
Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Join them as they transform our nation’s K-12 schools. If you or anyone you know are interested in making our schools a safe space for kids, please contact us at [email protected], Twitter @GLSENDayton, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GLSENDayton.