All students deserve a safe and inclusive school environment where they can thrive, both socially and academically. The Creating Bias-Free Classrooms teacher training, created by ENCOMPASS, helps make that vision a reality.

     Schools are obligated to ensure that no student is harassed based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Teachers play a crucial role in preventing and stopping homophobic bullying yet they do not get adequate training on how to intervene. Creating Bias-Free Classrooms offers middle and high school teachers tangible solutions to harassment, bullying and hate-behavior aimed at students who identify as (or are perceived to be) lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

     Creating Bias-Free Classrooms is a teacher-training program that uses professional youth actors and live, improvisational theater to equip educators to build inclusive learning environments for students targeted by homophobia.