Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools For All Children & Families

Welcoming Schools, a project of the HRC Foundation, is a comprehensive approach to improving school climate in elementary school environments with training, resources, and lessons to help schools in embracing family diversity, creating LGBTQ- and gender-inclusive schools, preventing bias-based bullying, and supporting transgender and non-binary students.

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"What Can We Do?" Bullying Prevention Film Streaming Now

With a reported increase of bias-based bullying in schools, watch educators in action leading lessons with students about preventing bullying in schools.

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Resources For Your School

Find books for your classroom, ready-to-use lesson plans, and ways to create a more welcoming school community. See All Resources

New to Welcoming Schools?

Download our Starter Kit that includes information on creating a better school environment with lesson plans, books, and tips.

Our Films

Both of our films are geared toward educators and administrators to help create more inclusive schools.

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