Spirit Awards

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Iowa Events Center Ballroom

5:30 pm Drink Reception, 7:00 pm Dinner & Program

Emcee: TBD

The Iowa Safe Schools Spirit Awards is our annual celebration dedicated to recognizing the successes of our LGBTQ community, friends, and allies. This year marks the 16th anniversary of Iowa Safe Schools providing safe and nurturing educational environments and communities for LGBTQ youth and allies. Iowa Safe Schools is proud to present 6 awards at the 2018 Spirit Awards: The Lee Stafford & Jarad Ellars Advocate of the Year, 2018 GSA of the Year, 2018 Outstanding Media Coverage, 2018 Lynn Reinicke Educator of the Year, 2018 College GSA of the Year, and the 2018 Partner in Progress.

The goal of the 2018 Spirit Awards is to emphasize the significant amount of work we have left do.. starting with our most vulnerable citizens– “Our fight continues for LGBTQ Youth”! We need your help as we continue to build inclusive communities, schools, and create safe spaces for LGBTQ youth to thrive! Eliminating at-risk behaviors and creating ladders to success for thousands of students in Iowa takes everybody, most of all, it means every child has an equal shot of getting off on the right foot and pursuing their dreams!

2018 Iowa Safe Schools Spirit Awards Emcee: TBD
















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