Nex Benedict, Rest In Power.
Hate will never win. Together, we will rise with and alongside you.
If you’re here, you’re on a journey that will open your heart and mind, giving you the knowledge to help LGBTQ+ youth in Vermont thrive!
With the right skills and support, youth-serving professionals can create affirming environments where LGBTQ+ youth can live, learn, and experience success and happiness.
LGBTQ+ youth co-developed our education and training offerings that are proven to help participants gain confidence in supporting LGBTQ+ youth and improving the school climate.
We partner with individual educators, school building teams (including social workers and counselors), and school district teams (DEI committees, board members, and administrators).
We also unite with youth-serving professionals, organizations, and state agencies to create safe and welcoming schools for everyone in the school district.
We've got online courses and in-person workshops for diverse learning preferences, fantastic Learning Partnerships, and multi-day training intensives for a deeper dive. Plus, we offer ongoing technical assistance and coaching for the ultimate advocacy experience!
Gender and sexuality
The impacts of systemic harm on LGBTQ+ youth
Anti-violence frameworks of inclusion
Intersectionality and our collective freedom
Tools for assessing, experimenting, and progressing in practices of change that lead to greater inclusion and shared human experience
Oh, and have we told you we’re fun to work with?!
Online learning modules offer a great entry point to Outright education and training. These two-hour video sessions are available to the public and cover introductory topics that provide learners with a solid foundation for deeper work, including:
NEW modules coming soon:
You can work at your own pace, and each online module takes about two hours to complete.
Learning Partnerships offer tailored long-term support to schools, districts, and youth-serving organizations committed to deep professional development.
We base our in-depth training on the needs and goals of the partnering organizations, schools, or districts. The aim is to fill gaps and strengthen team members’ skills and confidence. We use a variety of interactive modalities to support diverse learning styles.
Learning Partnerships generally span one to three years and involve multi-tiered learning opportunities that may include:
Organization-wide access to the online learning modules as a prerequisite for in-person learning.
Multiple half or full-day training sessions.
Learning needs assessments and evaluation support.
Fee Schedule in development.
We provide opportunities for youth-facing professionals in communities across the state to deepen their understanding and competency on issues that impact LGBTQ+ youth. We host 10-16 participants, and training is generally two full- or half-day sessions. They may be open to the public or invitation-only to create intentional communities of practice.
Costs vary by event.
Be sure to check out our Zines, Toolkits & FAQs page where you can find downloadable resources.