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.

Join administrators from around Ford and Champaign Counties on April 3rd from 8:30a-3:30p for The Power of Intervention Administrator's Academy at the Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education.  FOr more information or to register, please visit: Power of Prevention.

If you are a young person or know a young person interested in Action Camp, please contact david@illinoissafescools.org for more info.

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2013 Alliance Brunch Honorees

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!

Convening young people from all over the state, the Alliance creates a forum for students to inform, participate in and lead the Illinois LGBTQ safe schools movement.

Providing public education on sexual orientation and gender identity topics across the state of Illinois, the Alliance’s “Safety for All” framework addresses sexual orientation and gender identity

Recognizing the importance of inclusive policies within educational entities and human rights agencies, the Alliance works on policy advocacy initiatives with schools, school districts and governme

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Mar 06, 2014

The Board and staff of Crossroads Fund have selected the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance to receive the Ron Stable Award for Activism. The award will be presented to the Alliance at Seeds of Change, Crossroads Fund annual benefit, on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Chicago Cultural Center. 

Mar 06, 2014

Katya Mazon, a member of the Alliance Youth Committee for more than two years, has been honored with the Pioneer Award from the Chicago Foundation for Women.

Videos to Inspire

Alliance youth leaders reflect to their 40-year-old selves about al

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On Sunday, October 6, the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (the Allia