Watch here to see for yourself the positive impact on school climate and academic achievement when schools and school districts work with the Welcoming Schools program.
Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools For All Children & Families
HRC Foundation's Welcoming Schools is the nation's premier professional development program providing training and resources to elementary school educators to welcome diverse families, create LGBTQ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students.
Support transgender and non-binary youth. On February 28, join educators, parents, community leaders, and faith communities across the country by organizing a reading in your community with one or all three children’s picture books, I Am Jazz, Julián Is a Mermaid and They She He Me: Free to Be!Sign Up Now!
Welcoming Schools Premier Professional Development Training
Learn to develop a welcoming, positive school climate with professional development topics on embracing family diversity, supporting transgender and non-binary students, preventing bias-based bullying and creating LGBTQ and gender inclusive classrooms. Contact Us Now!
Find LGBTQ and Gender Inclusive Resources for Your School
Ready-to-use lesson plans, books for your classroom and ways to create a more welcoming school community.
Get one copy or an entire case of the children’s book, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. Sweet, funny and beautifully illustrated. Dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different. For a lesson plan and additional materials, click here.
Engaging lessons on family diversity, LGBTQ topics, understanding gender and preventing bias-based bullying. Aligned with national standards.
Ready to create a more inclusive school climate? Professional development is available across the country for schools and school districts.
A simple way to let students and families know your school welcomes everyone is to integrate books into your curriculum that reflect the diversity of your school community.
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