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LGBT Network GSA Mini Grants

Thanks to the support of Last year’s Gala attendees, in the 2017-2018 school year the LGBT Network awarded 17 grants to local GSA clubs to support youth-led anti-bullying efforts in schools. Below are examples of GSA clubs utilizing their Mini-Grants for advocacy, outreach, and making their schools a safer and more supportive environment for LGBT students. Our goal at the LGBT Network is to continue this very important program every year.
School Project Summary
Plainview Old Bethpage- JFK High School Students will paint a crosswalk outside of the building rainbow. Funds will be used to buy paint, and materials.
Uniondale High School Students will construct a sculpture made of posts in the ground, each one painted a different color of the rainbow. Students will collect anti-bullying and messages of acceptance from all English Classes, as well as teachers. The GSA will vote on the 12 best messages and each post will have a message painted on it, to send the message that Uniondale HS is a place of acceptance for all.
Central Islip High School Students will use funds to be able to attend PRIDE in June, march with their GSA and make a banner. GSA held a fundraising event in February sponsored by Tullulahs of Bay Shore, to begin fundraising for the event.
Bethpage High School Students will use funds to attend the LGBT Network Conference. This is the first year students have been able to attend conference.
East Hampton High School Students will use funds to create LGBT stickers to put on classrooms, in an effort to demonstrate acceptance for the community within the school, and so teachers can show support.
East Islip High School Students will use the funds to attend the LGBT Network Conference. This is fhte first field trip taken by the GSA, and the first conference attended.
Walt Whitman High School Students will use the funds to attend the LGBT Network Conference.
Bay Shore High School Students will use the funds to attend the LGBT Network Conference. Any left over money would be used for art supplies so students can continue to promote the GSA by making posters and promotional materials.
Lindenhurst High School Students will use the funds to attend the LGBT Network Conference.
Mattituck High School Students will use the funds to hold a Unity Mixer at Mattituck High School for students from both forks of the East End. The mixer aims to create a social space, near to all the students where they can dance, have a fun night and feel free to be themselves.
Wantagh High School Students will use the funds to spearhead a safe space campaign at their school, aimed at training students and teachers how to be safe spaces, and how to educate and promote the creation of safe spaces within the school.
Northport High School Students will use funds to paint a mural promoting inclusivity for LGBT Students.
Pierson High School Students will use funds to hold an art exhibition showcasing the work of LGBTQIA students, as well as local artists. All proceeds from the exhibition and any art sold will be used as a scholarshop for a student who has demonstrated a commitment to creating an inclusive and accepting school environment.
Lynbrook High School Students will use funds to supply middle schools within the district LGBT+ books and resources for middle school libraries. After using 2017 grant money to create a "Library for All" in the H.S., students saw the need to extend resources to the middle school as well.
Sachem East High School Students will use the funds to attend the LGBT Network Conference.
John L Miller- Great Neck North High School Students will use the funds to convert a single-stall faculty bathroom into a gender neutral bathroom for students. Money will be used for new signs, safe space posters and any additional renovation needs.
Sayville High School Students will use funds to attend the LGBT Network Conference

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