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 advocacy conference in Washington, D.C. for students and non-students alike. SSAS will be held March 2nd-5th, 2013. 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. Participants remain connected with GLSEN after the event and participate in ongoing policy actions throughout the year.
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.
The application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 29 at 9:00 PM ET.
Note: This form requires list your Congressional representatives. If you are unsure who represents you, visit http://www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt and enter your zip code and any other required information.