Kevin Jennings is the CEO of Be the Change, a nonprofit that creates national issue-based campaigns on pressing problems in American society.
Kevin began his career as a high school history teacher and coach, where he served as the faculty advisor to the nation's first Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). In 1990 he founded the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a national education organization bringing together LGBT and straight teachers, parents, students, and community members who wanted to end anti-LGBT bias in our schools. From 2009-2011 Kevin served as Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education, heading the department’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS). In this role, Mr. Jennings led federal efforts to promote the safety, health and well being of America’s students as well as President Obama's anti-bullying campaign.
Books Written By This Expert
- Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter
- Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir of Growing Up, Coming Out, and Changing America's Schools
- Becoming Visible: A Reader in Gay and Lesbian History for High School and College Students