Subject: help needed & strictly fyi: funding oppty's, surveys, teen involvement in Camp Ten Trees
From: "Reis, Beth" <>
Date: 12/5/2011 2:46 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:
(1) HELP NEEDED: Volunteer to send out the Safe Schools listserv's JOB Digests
(2) Youth Leading The Camp-y Way … Camp Ten Trees (Seattle-area)
(3) WA State funding opportunity from DOH, OSPI & DSHS
(4) Take the 2011 GSA Census and make sure your GSA is counted! (national) *
(5) GLSEN Washington State Small Grants: Fund Your GSA Projects    
(6) Invitation to Share Your Opinion About Bullying Prevention if you are a 10-18 year old student (national) *
* Note: These studies do not have a university's IRB approval. They are being conducted by non-profits. That doesn't mean that youths shouldn't contribute (and/or, for #4, advisors). In fact, we hope they will. It may influence whether public school employees should encourage student participation.
(1) HELP NEEDED: Volunteer to send out the Safe Schools listserv's JOB Digests
Ethan needs to step down after a wonderful stint volunteering with the Coalition.
This offers you a way to volunteer in the comfort of your pajamas with a mug of cocoa and your cat in your lap! You can live anywhere in the world with Internet access. Some experience with Microsoft Word and/or Internet Explorer is helpful but not essential. The most important qualification is your desire to serve the Safe Schools Coalition's subscriber community!
You need to be able to devote about 2-4 hours every two weeks at first, probably dropping to a 1-2 hour commitment every two weeks once you get the hang of it. We're glad to provide coaching. Interested? Contact Beth:
(2) Youth Leading The Camp-y Way … Camp Ten Trees (Seattle-area)
Be a part of Camp all year long.  Help with outreach, planning for 2012, and more!
Hey Youth!
This is an exciting time of year to spread the word of Camp Ten Trees and to think about how to make the 2012 camp sessions the best yet.  Who better to tell other youth about the summer camp sessions than you?  Who better to imagine the programming for next year's summer camp sessions than you?
How do you do it?  Get involved with Team Pegasus!  Team Pegasus is a way for youth (ages 13-17) and their young adult allies (ages 18-22) to keep things camp-y all year long.  Visit schools, youth groups and organizations, community centers, etc. to share your experience with others and answer their questions about Camp Ten Trees.  Keep the Camp Ten Trees Commitment to Social Justice present at all levels of the organization and the summer camp program.  Work with other youth to generate programming ideas for next summer's camp sessions.  Build coalitions and friendships with youth from other organizations and groups.  Strengthen your personal support network and skills set.  Laugh, eat, create, sing, and do other camp-y things.  Yep, Team Pegasus is all this and more!
We are hoping to restart the monthly gatherings of Team Pegasus beginning in November.  If you'd like to be a part if it, please e-mail Airen at soon to help him in coordinating a schedule that works for everyone who wants to be involved.
(3) WA State funding opportunity from DOH, OSPI & DSHS
Cardea in partnership with Washington State Department of Health, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for Washington State communities that serve youth. Applications are being solicited through an open, competitive process.
The goal of the Washington State Personal Responsibility Education Program is to:
· prevent unintended pregnancy, and
· sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS among youth, ages 11-18, particularly those at highest risk.
In Washington State, high-risk youth includes:
· Hispanic/Latino, American Indian and African American youth;
· youth in rural communities, foster care, juvenile detention, and other vulnerable populations.
Eligible local community partners, including schools, agencies and other youth-serving community-based organizations, must demonstrate the need for Washington State Personal Responsibility Education Program funding in their community.
Intent to apply begins: Friday, December 2nd, 2011.
Q&A Webinar about the RFA Process: Tuesday, December 13th, 2011.
Deadline for submission: Friday, January 20th, 2012.
Visit: for more information about the Q&A Webinar and applying for the Washington State Personal Responsibility Education Program
(4) Take the 2011 GSA Census and make sure your GSA is counted! (national)
How many GSAs exist in the country? What great stuff is your club doing? We and GLSEN want to know and we need YOUR help!
Take the GSA Census today and make sure your GSA is counted!
Go to:
Who can participate in the census? If your school or community has a Gay-Straight Alliance or any student club that brings LGBT youth and allies together to work on creating safe and inclusive school environments (e.g., Gay-Straight Alliance, Gay-Straight-Transgender Alliance, Queer-Straight Alliance, Rainbow Club), then we want to know. All GSA participants and advisors/sponsors are welcome to take the GSA Census. All GSA Census participants will be entered in a raffle to win a gift certificate!
(5) GLSEN Washington State Small Grants: Fund Your GSA Projects    
GLSEN Washington is offering three grants to students, staff, and teachers in Washington schools. These grants are intended to be spent on projects, events, or curriculum materials to help make schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
Grants may be up to $100.
Grants will be offered to the students, staff, or teachers who best articulate how they will use the grant to implement an anti-bias, no discrimination plan during No-Name Calling week or other GLSEN related events. Applicants will submit a grant application that will be evaluated by the review committee who will determine the recipients of the grant. Recipients will be asked to provide a short report on the event or project and receipts for all purchases. Recipients will also be asked to attend our Annual Awards Reception and present their project.
Apply online by clicking here to fill out the information about your project.
Applications were also mailed to your school site. Please feel free to submit online, via mail or by fax to 206.329.1185. If you have any questions about your application or GLSEN Washington, please call 206-330-2009 or email
Grants Due February 1st.
(6) Invitation to Share Your Opinion About Bullying Prevention if you are a 10-18 year old student (national)
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, which includes the and websites, is committed to providing creative, relevant and informative resources to address bullying. Your opinion is appreciated and valued and it helps in developing new ideas and concepts.
Please take a few moments to respond to these questions. This survey is being completed by students (10-18 years old) in the United States, as well as by students who live in other countries. After completing the survey, you will have the option to see the results of how other teens responded.
Take the Survey Now:
Paula Goldberg, PACER Center, Executive Director
Julie Hertzog, PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, Director
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