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Training & Education Offerings

Gain skills and knowledge

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.

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Mercedes Maurice
Education & Leadership Coordinator
mercedes@outrightvt.org or education@outrightvt.org

we champion safe and inclusive schools

Who we work with

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.

customized resources

Tailored to meet your needs

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!

Let's make magic together

Gain a greater understanding of

  • 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?!

Work at your own pace

Online learning modules

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:

  • Welcome to Outright VT! - FREE
  • Key Concepts for LGBTQ+ Youth Solidarity - $10 per user
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliances 101 - $10 per user

NEW modules coming soon:

  • Inclusive Sex Education - This module will support anyone teaching sex ed or advocating for inclusive health curriculum!
  • Affirming Medical Homes - This module will support healthcare providers in providing responsive primary care for LGBTQ+ youth!

You can work at your own pace, and each online module takes about two hours to complete.


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Dive deep to go far

Learning partnerships

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.

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Work together and skill up

Multi-day training intensives

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.

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Want More?

Be sure to check out our Zines, Toolkits & FAQs page where you can find downloadable resources.

Let's Go!

Nex Benedict, Rest In Power.

Hate will never win. Together, we will rise with and alongside you.

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