Welcoming Schools

Welcoming Schools, a project of the HRC Foundation, is a comprehensive approach to improving school climate in elementary school environments with training, resources, and lessons to help schools in embracing family diversity, creating LGBTQ-inclusive schools, preventing bias-based bullying, creating gender-expansive schools, and supporting transgender and non-binary students. It is one of the few resources for elementary schools across the country that provides professional development and resources on:

  • Embracing Family Diversity
  • Creating LGBTQ-inclusive Schools
  • Preventing Bias-based Bullying and Gender Stereotyping
  • Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Students

The Welcoming Schools approach is grounded in research that links improved academic achievement and social-emotional well-being with an inclusive school climate. To learn more about Welcoming Schools, visit their website: www.welcomingschools.org

For more information on Welcoming Schools and available trainings, please contact Dr. Rosendahl at TRosendahl@TimeOutYouth.org


EqualityNC and Time Out Youth Center Introduce Joint Director of Youth Policy Dr. Todd Rosendahl

February 10, 2017
Equality NC, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) advocacy group, and Time Out Youth Center, a regional organization offering direct services and support to LGBTQ youth, are proud to introduce the new joint Director of Youth Policy Dr. Todd Rosendahl.
Dr. Rosendahl has trained thousands of K-12 school staff members in the Charlotte region on how to create safer and more welcoming schools for LGBTQ students as the Director of School Outreach at Time Out Youth Center. He also assisted school districts with LGBTQ-inclusive policy/regulation writing, organized regional GSA network meetings, and led the annual Carolina Conference on Queer Youth. Dr. Rosendahl’s time will be split between specifically targeted Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the Center’s largest partner in the region, and providing resources to the entire state.

Read the full press release here: http://equalitync.org/latest/news/Youth_Policy_director/

About Todd

Dr. Todd Rosendahl is Equality NC's Director of Youth Policy, a position created in a partnership with Time Out Youth in Charlotte and partially funded by Bank of America. Todd works with K-12 school districts across North Carolina providing professional development for school staff, GSA support for middle and high school students, and policy/regulation guidance to better support LGBTQ students.