Engaging lessons on family diversity, LGBTQ topics, understanding gender and preventing bias-based bullying. Aligned with national standards.
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.
It’s affirming for children to see their families acknowledged in their classroom. Days that celebrate families can be a great way to learn about diversity in a kid friendly way.Find Out More.
Plan for Next Year’s Welcoming Schools Professional Development Training Now!
Now is the time to contact Welcoming Schools to set-up professional development training for next academic year. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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