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 dedicated to creating respectful and supportive elementary schools by embracing family diversity, creating LGBTQ- and gender-inclusive schools, preventing bias-based bullying, and supporting transgender and non-binary students.
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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
Looking for someone to come to your school?
We have facilitators across the country ready to improve your school's climate and reduce bullying!
We provide ways to answer challenging questions so you’ll be prepared to get your students the information they need.
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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