Best Approaches to Working with GSA Youth (For Staff, Teachers, Administration)

When working with youth in a GSA it is important to understand that:

  • You are a mentor
  • You are a visitor in their school and in their GSA
  • You need to create boundaries
  • You are their champion for the rights and needs of the GSA
  • You help them fight the difficult bureaucratic obstacles
  • You provide them with support and resources
  • You empower them to be leaders
  • You try not to run the GSA without youth buy in.  (they need to be steering the ship)