Safe Spaces Committee

Who We Are

In June 2019, the Safe Spaces Committee conducted a survey of Grant parents to understand perceptions of the challenges students face at school along with parent opinions regarding solutions to those challenges. The committee identified several common challenges-- including issues of staffing, communication, student interactions, and parent participation-- and presented the PTA with possible solutions, all aiming to help Grant students and its community access social-emotional support by providing resources for ally-building, mentoring programs, online safety lessons, improved lunch interactions, and two-way communication channels.

Below are the needs that have been identified along with our assets and solutions as well as resources for both parents and students.


To get involved, please contact the PTA at ptapresidentgrant@gmail.com 

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Vision / Values


Audience - who are we solving the problems for…

  1. Students
  2. Parents

Solutions

  • Anti-hate memes. Student-created memes around creating allies and safe spaces.
  • Posters. Community-made promoting awareness of Grant values.
  • Parent-days. Days for parents to be involved in class.
  • Talk sessions. Sessions (during or after school) for students to communicate face to face.
  • Mentoring. Mentoring programs and/or mixing the different grades together to evolve leadership capabilities.
  • Cone-zone leadership. Parents or community to direct Cone Zone logistics to alleviate VP responsibilities.
  • Safe Spaces advisor. Focuses on supporting middle-school students and middle-school parents. A middle-school focused faculty or counselor preferred.
  • Morning or lunchtime activities. Morning or lunch runs or coordinated physical activities.
  • In-school planning day for relationships. Allow students to create connections for the year.


Metrics for Success:

Reduce the number of self-harm incidents by 75% in the first year.


Safe Spaces Parent Survey Results 

September Presentation 


Parent and Student Resources:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Teaching Tolerance

The San Diego LGBT Community Center