All students deserve a safe and inclusive school environment where they can thrive, both socially and academically. The Creating Bias-Free Classrooms teacher training helps make that vision a reality.
Schools are obligated to ensure that no student is harassed based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Teachers play a crucial role in preventing and stopping homophobic bullying yet they do not get adequate training on how to intervene.
Creating Bias-Free Classrooms empowers middle and high school teachers with tangible solutions to harassment, bullying and hate-behavior aimed at students who identify asâ€”or are perceived to beâ€”lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Creating Bias-Free Classrooms is a teacher-training program that uses professional youth actors and live, improvisational theater to equip educators to build inclusive learning environments for students targeted by homophobia.
Our vision is to create safe, equitable and bias-free learning environments for all students, regardless of perceived sexual orientation.
Nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT youth experienced harassment at school last year. With effective training and support, teachers can change that. - Lori Nelson, Executive Director
Total Funding Received to Date: $17,555
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $2,445
Total Funding Goal: $20,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).