Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is the most comprehensive bias-based bullying prevention program in the nation to provide LGBTQ and gender inclusive professional development training, lesson plans, booklists and resources specifically designed for educators and youth-serving professionals. Our program uses an intersectional, anti-racist lens dedicated to actionable policies and practices. We uplift school communities with critical tools to embrace family diversity, create LGBTQ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students.

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Join us for Jazz & Friends Day of School and Community Readings!

On Thursday February 25th, join educators, parents, community leaders, and faith leaders across the country for Jazz & Friends National Day of School and Community Readings. Organize a reading with one or all three children’s picture books: I Am Jazz, My Rainbow and/or When Aidan Became A Brother.

Schedule Welcoming Schools Premier Professional Development!

Welcoming Schools is now offering engaging virtual trainings that feature synchronous interactive learning and asynchronous self-directed learning. To learn more or book your training, contact us now!

Find LGBTQ and Gender Inclusive Resources for Your School

Ready-to-use lesson plans, books and resources to give educators the tools to create welcoming and inclusive school communities.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors, without whom our work would not be possible.