Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Safe Schools South Florida, Inc.

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • www.safeschoolssouthflorida.org

Mission Statement

Safe Schools South Florida works to ensure full educational equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) students through policy advocacy, teacher training and student leadership development.

Main Programs

  1. Policy Advocacy
  2. Safe Schools Training
  3. Youth Empowerment
  4. Youth Speaker Training
  5. Youth Scholarships
  6. SpeakOUT Bureau

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Service Areas

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Florida

South Florida

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Brad Koogler

Keywords

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gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender, bullying, harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity

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EIN

20-4993492

 Number

0787083043

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Policy Advocacy

Safe Schools South Florida works with schools, school districts and government agencies to develop and implement best policies, practices, procedures and professional development to ensure educational equality for LGBTQ students.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Gays/Lesbians

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

Safe Schools Training

Safe Schools South Florida works with school districts, individual schools, and communities to implement core training, containing the latest information on creating safer learning environments for LGBTQ students and their allies.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 3

Youth Empowerment

Safe Schools South Florida hosts Youth Leadership Summit and Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Empowerment Day activities to bring LGBTQ youth and their allies together to build positive self-perception, and empowered self-care, leadership and advocacy skills.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Gays/Lesbians

Budget

Program 4

Youth Speaker Training

Student speakers and panelists are an integral and compelling part of all Safe Schools Training, giving dimension, breadth and depth to the statistics that only hint at the struggle LGBTQ youth endure.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Gays/Lesbians

Budget

Program 5

Youth Scholarships

The Robert E. Loupo, Jr. “Legacy of Change” Scholarship is for graduating seniors who are advocates and/or activists, dedicated to upholding the dignity, rights and equality of the entire LGBTQ community.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 6

SpeakOUT Bureau

Safe Schools South Florida maintains a volunteer speakers bureau of successful professionals of all ages and backgrounds with a personal relationship to LGBTQ issues visit schools to share their stories with LGBTQ students and their allies, LGBTQ-supportive parent groups and other supportive focus groups.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Gays/Lesbians

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

South Florida

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Safe Schools South Florida, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Brad Koogler

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

David Zaret

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