The Safe Schools Project, in collaboration with Gender Spectrum, Lakeview Middle School Queer Straight Alliance (QSA), Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD), Santa Cruz City Schools (SCCS), Watsonville Film Festival, Digital NEST, and additional organizers, are proud to announce the next Summit in Santa Cruz County!
All High School & Middle School Students Welcome!!!
— Meet students throughout the Santa Cruz County area — from Watsonville, Salinas to Scotts Valley — who are working to help create safer schools in their community!
— Lunch and Snacks Provided
— Experience workshops put on by fellow youth and community resources
— Meet LGBTIQ/Ally Community Leaders
— Fruit Smoothie Party
… and more!
— The Spring 2019 Summit theme is “Soaring Above and Beyond the Gender Binary”
Student leaders and members from the Lakeview Middle School Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA) student club selected the theme of “Soaring Above and Beyond the Gender Binary.” Their statement reads: “We, as the Lakeview Middle School QSA, promote a safe and empowering environment for all gender identities, sexualities, and LGBTQ+ allies. We hope as a diverse community, we can unite as one to build confidence and shed happy tears.”
— Schedule for Students
9:30-10:00 am: Check-in, Smoothie Party & Resource Fair
10:00-10:30 am: Opening and Ice Breakers
10:30-10:45 am: Snack Break
10:45-11:35 am: Workshop Session #1
11:35-11:50 am: Snack Break
11:50-12:40 pm: Workshop Session #2
12:40-1:15 pm: Closing Ceremony
1:15- 2:00 pm: Catered Lunch & Resource Fair
2:00 pm: End
— Call for Workshops!
The Summit Planning Committee, made up of student leaders and members from Lakeview Middle School Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA) student club, have expressed a particular interest in workshops for students in the following topics:
— asexuality and asexual spectrum identities
— intersex identities and intersex rights
— trans issues
— safer sex and consent
— healthy relationships
— racial justice
— mental health
— religion and the queer community
— how to be an ally
— coming out 101
— umbrella terms
— responding to hate speech/intolerance
---> Submit a Workshop Proposal by February 13, 2019! Visit:
— New in 2019 – Parent/Guardian Workshops in Partnership with Gender Spectrum!
Stay tuned for updates on new programing for Parents/Guardians at the Summit from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm.
— Contact us!