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GSA-Just Be You! Club Welcomes First Speaker

The Middle School GSA-Just Be You! Club recently welcomed its first guest speaker, Kelli Carmack-Hansen. GSA clubs are student-run organizations nationwide that support LGBTQ+ youth and allies. The Middle School’s club began in fall 2020. Carmack-Hansen, who is an advocate for people in the LGBTQ+ community, is the founder and executive director of E-Volve Coaching & Consulting, a unique organization providing educational and social-emotional coaching services for youth and young adults, parent advocacy support, and professional development consulting. Over the course of 20 years, she has worked in the public school system, day treatment programs, wilderness therapy, residential treatment, therapeutic boarding schools, and is presently leading her own business. Carmack Hansen shared a motto with students. “Who you are and how you are has a purpose. No matter what,” she said. “Whether that is how you love, how you think, how you feel, what you believe, etc. You were designed the way you are for a reason, so seek out the people that can help you shine your light and serve your purpose. Find your tribe!”