As GSA Network Coordinator, Jayy supports and advises the incredible and ever-expanding GSA network of Vermont. Through regular GSA visits, coordinating advisor relationships, and building new resources for youth and advisors, Jayy keeps this network connected and growing. Jayy also supervises the Youth Organizer internship program, supports youth-led organizing across the state, and partners with youth to plan Outright statewide events.
Growing up as a GSA youth in Florida, Jayy is passionate about supporting youth to create the spaces and communities they envision and organize for liberation. They learned from powerful queer Southern organizers while also connecting with other youth organizers from around the country during their time on the National Trans Youth Council.
They came to Vermont to study Secondary Education with additional focuses on Psychology and Social Justice at Champlain College. Field placements in middle school, experience in an elementary afterschool program, and guest speaking in multiple college courses have all shaped Jayy into a skilled facilitator and educator who can work in comfortable synergy with youth of all ages. They’re thrilled to once again be immersed in the world of GSAs here at Outright.
If you catch Jayy taking a Zoom meeting from home, you’re likely to see a tail or a pair of cat ears pop up in the background. That’s their sweet furry coworker, Mr. Midnight!