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)

Do you need more resources? Do you have questions or concerns about working with GSA youth? Reach us at or check out the Alberta GSA Network’s resource page for school staff!!