Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools For All Children & Families

HRC Welcoming Schools is a comprehensive approach to creating respectful and supportive elementary schools with resources and professional development to embrace family diversity, create LGBTQ-inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying and gender stereotyping, and support transgender and gender-expansive students.

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Back to School With Welcoming Schools

Our 2016 Back to School Packet is full of free materials and resources that will assist educators, families, and students in having their best school year yet! 

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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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