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Montana GSA Network
NCBI Missoula supports all Gay-Straight Alliances and other youth-run and youth-initiated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer, (LGBTQ) and Allied student clubs in the State of Montana. GSAs provide a safe space for these students to meet to provide support and educate their peers on overcoming the misinformation that exists about LGBTQ youth. It also provides a safe space for students to learn the skills to combat bullying and harassment and interupt homophobia and transphobia in their schools creating a more inclusive and welcoming school for all students.
Our goal is to create safe schools for all Montana students. The four objectives for creating safe schools are:
To increase support for emerging student leaders who are interested in developing a GSA at their high school or middle school. We also provide support to GSA advisors and other educators and administrators in Montana schools.
To foster alliance building through providing networking opportunities, tools and resources for youth and GSA advisors who are thinking of beginning or strengthening a GSA in their community by connecting them to other GSAs across the state of Montana.
To provide tailored training for students, educators, and administrators to meet your needs. We also provide leadership development for LGBTQ students and their allies.
To empower students and educators to foster a partnership to transform their school environment. We also provide specialized guidance and training to students, educators, and administrators who seek to change their schools bulllying and harassment policy.