The goal of a GSA summit is to bring GSA youth from neighboring schools together to network, share ideas, and learn and grow together. All of our summits are free and open to the public, though the activities and workshops are geared towards middle and high school students and adults who work with them. All summits include ice breakers, workshops, conversations, and free food!
GSA Summits are either day-long events hosted at the True Colors office, or after-school events cohosted with schools and/or community groups.
GSA Summits at the True Colors office run from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturdays. These summits feature activities and workshops led by youth leaders, community activists, and/or representatives from other organizations working to create change in their communities. Each Hartford summit is created around a central theme that all workshops and activities tie into.
These were the Hartford summits for the 2016-2017 school year:
- Saturday, October 15th: GSA Kickoff Summit (followed by a Muse Uprising open mic!)
- Monday, January 16th: MLK Day Summit
- Saturday, May 20th: Art and Activism Summit
Our office is located at 30 Arbor Street in Hartford. We hope to see you here for a summit next school year– stay tuned for a schedule!
Co-hosted summits can take place all over the state because ANY school can apply to cohost a summit with True Colors! These summits typically last three to four hours and include an ice breaker and breakout workshop sessions that participants can choose between. The benefit of a co-hosted summit is that your GSA does not need to travel to Hartford on a weekend; we will come to your area on a weekday!
The co-hosted summits that took place during the 2016-2017 school year were:
- WINSTED: Friday, September 30th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Northwestern Connecticut Community College
- NEW HAVEN: Saturday, October 8th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Co-op High School
- SAMFORD: Tuesday, December 6th from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM at Academy of Information Technology and Engineering
The dates for the 2017–2018 school year have not yet been finalized. Stay tuned for updates!