A simple way to let students and families know your school welcomes everyone is to integrate books into your curriculum that reflect diversity.
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.
Children ask a lot of questions, and some are challenging to answer quickly or succinctly. Check out these responses to help ensure that you are prepared to give your children or students the answers they need.Learn More
Resources For Your School
Find ready-to-use lesson plans, books for your classroom, and ways to create a more welcoming school community. See All Resources
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Creating inclusive spaces allows all students to thrive regardless of gender identity or expression.
Our facilitators help school staff work together to identify areas of change within the school.
Laws, policies and research that support safe and welcoming schools.
Both of our films are geared toward educators and administrators to help create more inclusive schools.
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