The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has been selected to participate in the American Giving Awards program, presented by Chase, with the opportunity to win up to $1,000,000 to support its work to ensure schools are safe and respectful for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

"GLSEN is excited to have the opportunity to secure additional funding for our life-changing work," said GLSEN Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard. "Every student deserves to go to a safe and respectful school, and we hope to be able to expand our Safe Schools Initiative to more communities across the country. We are humbled to be in such inspiring company and look forward to sharing our vision of a brighter future for our nation's youth."

GLSEN is one of the 25 previous Chase Community Giving grant recipients selected for the program, and will participate in the Youth Developers category with four other charities.

The other charity categories are: Educators & Mentors; Champions of Health & Wellness; Heroes & Leaders; and Community Builders.

GLSEN supporters now until December 4, 2012 at 11:59:59 PM, ET. The charities receiving the most votes in each of the 5 categories will receive grants.

Of these five charities, the charity with the most votes in their respective category will receive $1,000,000; the runner up will receive $500,000; the 3rd place charity will receive $250,000; and the 4th and 5th place charities will each receive $125,000 grants.

To help GLSEN receive up to $1 million, simply visit the Chase Community Giving Facebook page and cast your vote.

For more information on GLSEN, visit the organization's official website.