On Sunday, October 6, the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (the Alliance) honored Dr. Christie Aird, Clinton Rosette Middle School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), and student activist Emma Leff for their leadership in making Illinois schools safer for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Check out these videos of the three amazing awardees. Many thanks to the Morten Group for their sponsorship of these videos as well as ALL those who made this year's event a huge success!
The Board extends their deepest gratitude to Shannon for her legacy of youth leaders, policies protecting youth that include sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, and the realization of the Alliance’s statewide mission. It is Shannon’s vision, commitment, and leadership which firmly established a strong foundation for the Alliance and its ongoing work to promote the safety, support and healthy development of youth throughout Illinois.