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Education and Outreach

We advocate, educate, and provide direct support to youth to prevent or address the impact of bullying.  We have seen first hand the difference it makes to go to students, in their schools, and to normalize queer lives, teach students how to stand up to bully behavior and to hold schools accountable to being safe learn environments for all young people.

QSA Fall Conference

The Queer/Straight Alliance Fall Conference gathers at the beginning of every school year to connect Vermont QSA youth and advisors from all over Vermont with one another. The full day conference promises to provide a space for advisors and youth to strategize in an intentional and fun way to make the coming academic year a smashing success.

Queer and Allied Youth Summit

Each May Outright VT and a school QSA host the annual Queer & Allied Youth Summit.  The summit draws 150+ students and educators to a host school for a full day (and night!) of networking, skill building, strategizing, and celebration of queer & allied youth in Vermont.

Peer Education

Outright Vermont’s Peer Education Program equips a group of queer-identified high school students with skills and subsequent opportunities to act as advocates, educators and mentors to Middle School-aged youth in Chittenden County.  Earn volunteer hours, connect with queer identified folks and impress college admission counselors or employers with this leadership experience.

Youth Speakers’ Bureau

Our Speakers’ Bureau panels provide opportunities for youth (ages 22 and under) speakers to share their personal stories, and for audience members to ask questions in a safe environment.