The following services and resources are available to Maine schools. Click on the thumbnails to request a service or resource.

Please email: education@outmaine.org, 800-530-6997 with questions.

School Support Circle

Meets on Zoom, FREE to attend!

GSTAs

FREE! Online Support Group.

School support circle

School Support Circle

First Thursday of the Month
3:00-4:00 PM on Zoom

The School Support Circle is an opportunity for any school staff to find support, brainstorm new ideas, problem solve, & connect with OUT Maine and each other.

Feel free to join each month or just once.

Note: this is a collaborative space, not an OUT Maine training.

Training & Consultation

STAFF TRAINING

  • Provide focused, in-depth training on policies and procedures, risk and protective factors of LGBTQ+ youth, and making classrooms and schools more welcoming and affirming for all students.

  • Provide resources, activities, and tools that will improve and enhance school curricula for all grade levels.

  • Train teachers and staff at elementary, middle, and high schools.

Training can be modified to fit short teacher in-service times or full-day workshop time slots.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

  • Review and recommend changes to school board policies to meet best practices and Maine law.

  • Review student guides and procedures to provide best practice guidance for supporting LGBTQ+ youth in schools.

  • Read and download the free guides below.

STUDENT EDUCATION

  • Provide student lessons on LGBTQ+ history, terminology, gender identity and other related topics in either assembly form or individual student classes.

  • These lessons are available for middle school and high school classes.

GAY STRAIGHT TRANS ALLIANCES (GSTA) SCHOOL SAFE SPACES

  • Help build and support GSTAs to provide student safe spaces and improve school climate.

  • Provide resources, activities and tools that will enhance student learning.

Schools with GSTAs for 3+ years have a 50% reduction in bullying and harassment for ALL students. (British Columbia study, 2015)

Resources!

Free downloadable guides, lesson ideas, and book lists, plus free and discounted materials for your school and/or GSTA!

LGBTQ+ Inclusive Activity Guides

Activities for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Developed by OUT Maine.

GSTA Guides

Guides for both Middle and High School Gay Straight Trans Alliances.

Lesson Ideas

Lesson ideas by school subject.

Booklist

Suggested reading by grade-level with a focus on LGBTQ+ inclusive books.

School Kits

Free and discounted materials! Includes posters and current program fliers.

Download Program Fliers

Download fliers for current OUT Maine youth and family programs!

Download Poster Designs

Download one of our poster designs! Some posters are also available in our School Kits.

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