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NW IL Gender & Sexuality Alliance

NW IL Gender & Sexuality Alliance

Mission Statement

  • The purpose of the NWIL GSA is to reduce the disproportionate risks for our high school youth that identify as LGBTQ+ and ally in JoDaviess and Carroll Counties. 

    The mission of the NWIL GSA is to provide support and education for the LGBTQ+ and ally youth in an effort to reduce self-harm, bullying, substance abuse, as well as increase their self-esteem through a monitored peer social group. 

    The following will be achieved through regularly scheduled safe-space meetings that may include topics of bullying, health safety, advocacy, community, etc. in an effort to reduce risks and provide a better sense of community for LGBTQ+ and allies.  Meetings will be led by trained community members, school professionals, Riverview employees, and student leaders.