Check out our curated anti-racist booklist by authors of color for Pre-K to 8 students to spark important and thoughtful conversations about race and racism. Discover new lesson prompts for the books that are added on the last Wednesday of every month!
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.
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.
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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.
By registering to host a Jazz & Friends reading on February 25th, you’ll gain access to our organizing kit which includes discussion guides, tips for hosting your reading, and lesson prompts. Visit the Jazz & Friends webpage to watch author readings of all three books!
Children notice differences and ask important questions that adults can be unsure about answering. Check out these responses to teachable moments so that you are prepared to give your children or students the answers they need.
Wondering How to Implement Policies and Procedures to Create Schools That Affirm Transgender and Non-binary Students?
Bring Welcoming Schools trainers to your school for professional development on supporting transgender and non-binary students.
Show all students they are included with “Be Who You Are” posters and bookmarks or our popular Welcoming Schools baseball tees.
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