August 27, 2014

Introducing GLSEN’s 25 Days for Safer Schools!

Back to School with GLSEN

Happy back-to-school season! Today, we kicked off GLSEN’s 25 Days for Safer Schools, a back-to-school campaign to get our supporters excited about the many educational resources GLSEN has to offer.

Every day for the next 25 school days, we’ll release a GLSEN resource that students, educators, and other supporters can use to help make their schools safer for all students. We’re also getting ready to celebrate our 25th anniversary next year!

This week, we’re focused on educators. GLSEN research shows that supportive educators can and do make a real difference in the lives of LGBT youth:

  • LGBT middle and high school students with many supportive educators felt safer at school and missed fewer days of school because of feeling unsafe.
  • When their teachers included LGBT people, history, and events in their curricula, LGBT students said they felt safer at school.
  • 8 out of 10 elementary school teachers agreed that they have an obligation to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment for students who may not conform to traditional gender norms.

Here's what we'll be looking at this week:

Each Friday, we’ll post a summary of the previous week’s resources at glsen.org/backtoschool. Stay tuned for this week’s resources, and don’t forget to follow the conversation online using the hashtag #GLSENbacktoschool! 

Camille Beredjick

About Camille Beredjick

Camille Beredjick is the Digital Communications Associate at GLSEN - the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.

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