Safe Schools South Florida (SSSF), established in 1991, stands as a pioneering beacon in the LGBTQ+ community and is recognized as one of the region's most enduring non-profit organizations dedicated to LGBTQ+ advocacy. Our mission is deeply rooted in creating a more inclusive, supportive world for LGBTQ+ youth, ensuring they feel seen, heard, and valued.
Our work has garnered national attention from the American Federation of Teachers and state-wide recognition from the Florida Governor's Commission on Youth Suicide Prevention. We pride ourselves on a multifaceted approach to advocacy and education:
Celebrating our scholarship program for exceptional high school seniors, we're expanding this initiative to college students and launching LGBTQ+ Leadership Academies across South Florida, including the Keys. These efforts are in direct response to the evolving challenges faced by our community, including legislative attempts to marginalize LGBTQ+ voices.
In the face of new legislative challenges, our commitment to supporting youth, guiding parents, and equipping educators with tools for acceptance is more crucial than ever. Your continued support enables us to innovate, educate, and inspire. Join us in shaping a more inclusive future for all. Thank you for being our pillar of strength in these transformative times.
Safe Schools South Florida mission is to create safer schools for all students can learn and thrive, regardless of real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, their own or that of their parents/guardian.