What can you say when a student asks you, “What does gay mean?” or “Why does she look like a boy?” Find ways to interupt gender and LGBTQ put-downs.
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 embrace family diversity, create LGBTQ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students.
Check out Welcoming Schools resources or bring Welcoming Schools trainers to your school. Inclusive schools allow all students to thrive regardless of gender identity or expressionFind Out More.
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.
Support safe schools where all students can thrive in a Welcoming Schools red-sleeved baseball tee. Show all students they are included with “Be Who You Are” bookmarks and posters.
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.
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.
Engaging lessons on family diversity, LGBTQ topics, understanding gender and preventing bias-based bullying. Aligned with national standards.
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