Provide focused, in-depth training on policies and procedures, risk and protective factors of LGBTQ+ youth, and making classrooms and schools more welcoming and affirming for all students.
Provide resources, activities, and tools that will improve and enhance school curricula for all grade levels.
Train teachers and staff at elementary, middle, and high schools.
Training can be modified to fit short teacher in-service times or full-day workshop time slots.
Policies and Procedures
Review and recommend changes to school board policies to meet best practices and Maine law.
Review student guides and procedures to provide best practice guidance for supporting LGBTQ+ youth in schools.
Read and download the free guides below.
Making your school more LGBTQ+ friendly can help you create a more LGBTQ+ friendly school and outlines general best practices for policies and procedures.
Best practices for LGBTQ+ inclusive youth programming, developed for youth organizations, outlines best practices that can be applied to any organization.
Provide student lessons on LGBTQ+ history, terminology, gender identity and other related topics in either assembly form or individual student classes.
These lessons are available for middle school and high school classes.
Gay Straight Trans Alliances (GSTA)
School Safe Spaces
Help build and support GSTAs to provide student safe spaces and improve school climate.
Provide resources, activities and tools that will enhance student learning.
Schools with GSTAs for 3+ years have a 50% reduction in bullying and harassment for ALL students. (British Columbia study, 2015)
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Free virtual after-school games and programs.
Weekend and overnight retreats.
Educational and leadership opportunities for LGBTQ+ and allied youth.
An alternative for those who are not able to attend a staff training.
Workshops are scheduled throughout the year in different locations throughout Maine.
Enrollment is open to everyone.