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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 all families, create LGBTQ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students.
Find resources to help make your school more gender inclusive. Bring Welcoming Schools trainers to your school for professional development on on supporting transgender and non-binary students. Help all students thrive.Find Out More.
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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.
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.
Watch here to see for yourself the positive impact on school climate and academic achievement when schools and school districts work with Welcoming Schools to develop gender and LGBTQ inclusive schools.
What can you say when a student asks you, “What does ‘gay’ mean?” or “Why does she look like a boy?” Find ways to interrupt gender and LGBTQ put-downs.
Show all students they are included with “Be Who You Are” bookmarks and posters. Support safe schools where all students can thrive with a Welcoming Schools baseball tee.
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