Organize a reading for Welcoming Schools National Day of Reading: A Celebration of Stories Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Youth!
After a national anti-LGBTQ+ hate group bullied a young transgender girl in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, her community rallied behind her by hosting a community reading of "I Am Jazz" by transgender advocate Jazz Jennings.
Every year, in honor of the Mount Horeb community’s allyship, communities across the country join HRC's Welcoming Schools program for its annual National Day of Reading: A Celebration of Stories Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Youth.
Register below to show support and affirm transgender and non-binary youth by organizing a reading at your school or in your community at a local library, bookstore, place of worship, or community center.
Welcoming Schools has certified facilitators across the country ready to work with your school or district to improve school climate with gender and LGBTQ+ inclusive professional development. Schedule a training or connect with a Welcoming Schools team member about professional development for your school or district by requesting a training.
Welcoming Schools offers teacher-friendly resources designed to help educators create classrooms and schools free of gender stereotypes and gender norms that limit all children. Find resources to help students understand transgender and non-binary people and to support and affirm all students’ identities across the gender spectrum.
Welcoming Schools offers free lesson plans under four umbrella topics: gender, family, LGBTQ+ inclusive, and bullying. Together, these lesson plans help develop safe and welcoming classrooms and schools.