Schools using the Welcoming Schools approach experience a 50% reduction in bullying behavior within the first two years of full Welcoming Schools implementation.
90% of educators know how to actively support transgender and non-binary students after a Welcoming Schools training. Prior to the training only 42% of educators felt they could adequately support students around gender identity.
45,000 educators in 37 States in the US have participated in the Welcoming Schools Professional Development Program to create a positive LGBTQ and gender inclusive school climate where all families and students are welcome and can thrive.
“Welcoming Schools training is helping our staff to learn to be the school that our LGBTQ+ students and families have been waiting for — from bathrooms to pronouns to how we address students, we are ready. We honor our students' gender identity, and they have the school experience they deserve. In collaboration with Welcoming Schools, this is our promise to students and to families.” – MELISSA SONNEK, Principal, Edgerton Elementary School, Maplewood, MN