The following services are available to Maine schools. Request any of these services by filling out our request form. You may also contact us by phone or email: education@outmaine.org, 800-530-6997.

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)

FREE Curricula & Lesson Ideas

LGBTQ+ Inclusive Curriculum

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

Booklist

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

Lesson Ideas

Lesson ideas by school subject.

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