Stop Homophobic Bullying in Schools

by Western Justice Center
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Summary

All students deserve a safe and inclusive school environment where they can thrive, both socially and academically. The Creating Bias-Free Classrooms teacher training, created by ENCOMPASS, helps make that vision a reality.
$60,000
total goal
$12,746
remaining
668
donors
7
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

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 offers middle and high school teachers tangible solutions to harassment, bullying and hate-behavior aimed at students who identify as (or are perceived to be) lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

Our vision is to create safe, equitable and bias-free learning environments for all students, regardless of perceived or actual sexual orientation.

Resources

http:/​/​www.encompass.org/​#/​stop-homophobic-bullying/​
ENCOMPASS
Western Justice Center
Bias-Free Classrooms

Organization Information

Western Justice Center

Location: Pasadena, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.westernjustice.org
Project Leader:
Lori Nelson
Executive Director
Pasadena, CA United States
$47,254 raised of $60,000 goal
 
825 donations
$12,746 to go
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