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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Great Resources for a LGBTQ-Inclusive School

Help make all students and their families feel welcome in your school with great LGBTQ resources - from stopping put-downs to recommendations of LGBTQ inclusive books for 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

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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