Safe Schools


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The Challenge

81.9% of

LGBT Students

were called names or threatened in the past year because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Source: 2011 National School Climate Survey. Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. glsen.org/nscs

Students report being least likely to have access to LGBT-related resources at school, such as inclusive curricula and supportive school personnel in

The South.

The Consequences

panel-icon-calendar31.8%

of LGBT students skipped at least one day of school in the past month because they felt unsafe or uncomfortable.

Source: 2011 National School Climate Survey. Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. glsen.org/nscs

The Power of Intervention

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Students who have six or more supportive staff at their school feel noticeably safer at school than students with no supportive staff.

panel-icon-ribbon 67.7% of Students

in schools with an LGBT-inclusive curriculum were more likely to report that their classmates are somewhat or very accepting of LGBT people.

 

 

Source: 2011 National School Climate Survey. Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. glsen.org/nscs

Our Approach

Learn.

Explore, research, and determine where strategic investments can improve the greatest number of lives.

Focus.

Prioritize philanthropic giving in states to accelerate the pace of progress where it’s needed most.

Collaborate.

Partner with allied foundations and individuals to fund together and increase our collective impact.

Help Make a Change We seek funding allies who will join with us.

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