Every student, regardless of race, sexual identity, gender identity, religious affiliation, ability, age, etc., needs to have a space where they feel included and feel like they belong. Making connections with others and being included in the classroom or after school activities plays a significant impact on a student’s mental health.
At Connections Academy, we provide a LGBTQ inclusive education, giving students the space to gather and get to know one another, which helps in so many ways. Students learn that they are not alone and that they can depend on one another. Because so many students come to Connections Academy after feeling like they didn’t belong in their brick-and-mortar schools, our teachers and students go the extra mile to make all kids feel accepted and valued.
The Gay Straight Alliance Network can offer support and guidance to anyone interested in starting a group at a brick-and-mortar school for LGBTQ students and their allies.
We can change the world if we provide LGBTQ inclusion in schools, and create a space where students feel welcomed and valued.