Find easy-to-use lesson plans that help you to welcome diversity, prevent bias-based bullying, understand gender and support transgender and non-binary students. 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.
Plan for Welcoming Schools Professional Development Training Now!
Find LGBTQ and Gender Inclusive Resources for Your School
Ready-to-use lesson plans, diverse books for your classroom and ways to create a more welcoming school community.
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
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.
Welcome all students and their families with diverse books. Find books featuring all kinds of families, LGBTQ inclusive books, books to challenge gender stereotypes and books that support transgender and non-binary students.
Show all students they are included with “Be Who You Are” bookmarks and posters. Support safe schools where all students can thrive in a Welcoming Schools red-sleeved baseball tee.
We would like to thank our generous sponsors, without whom our work would not be possible.