Apply for Safe Schools Advocacy Summit (SSAS)

Do you want to help create safe schools across the nation? Do you want to learn how to be an effective advocate for the issues you care about? Then you should apply for the Safe Schools Advocacy Summit (SSAS) today!

For selected participants, SSAS is a completely free annual four-day conference focused on bullying and harassment in Washington, D.C. for students and non-students alike. This year, SSAS will be held March 24th – 27th. Participants learn about issues surrounding bullying and harassment as well as current efforts to address the problem. Participants also learn about effective advocacy strategy. After learning how to advocate, attendees spend the final day of the program visiting with their Members of Congress to share their stories and press for key pieces of federal legislation to address bullying and harassment. GLSEN will continue to engage SSAS participants beyond the conference by keeping participants informed about legislative achievements, as well as working with participants on long-term outreach and advocacy efforts.

SSAS Participants are chosen from a nationwide pool of applicants with increased consideration given to applicants from key legislative districts or states; however, regardless of where you live, anyone interested in the conference is encouraged to apply. GLSEN covers the entire cost of the conference, including participants’ travel, accommodation, and meals.

Apply now!