• On Common Ground is West Leyden's Gay-Straight Alliance. On Common Ground offers a safe place for LGBTQ students and their allies to meet and participate in activities as a group. The Centers for Disease Control compiled the Youth Risk Behavior Survey of high school students in 2016. According to their data, 8% of all high school students, approximately 1.3 million students, report being lesbian, gay, or bisexual. The data also shows that gay, lesbian, and bisexual high school students suffer more trauma in high school than their straight peers. The report can be found here and a summary, here

  • Anyone is welcome in On Common Ground.

  • We generally meet on Tuesdays. Click here for the calendar. On Common Ground meets in room 217.

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  • Ms. Hoelscher is the sponsor. She can be reached at lhoelscher@student.leyden212.org.