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Educational Resources

Outright Vermont partners with hundreds of schools, organizations, and state agencies across the state.  Many of these organizations can provide educators, families and youth with services that extend beyond the capacity of what Outright Vermont is able to provide.  Learn more by visiting our collaborators’ websites:

LEGAL PROTECTION

  • Vermont Human Rights CommissionThe mission of the Vermont Human Rights Commission is to promote full civil and human rights in Vermont.  The Commission protects people from unlawful discrimination in housing, state government employment, and public accommodations.
  • Vermont ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) -The American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont is freedom’s watchdog, working in the courts, legislatures, and communities to defend individual rights and personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

EDUCATIONAL TOOLS

  • Vermont Department of Education – Safe Schools Program - This program is an essential part of the department’s effort to implement initiatives to reduce the frequency of problems that impede student learning and achievement. The team works with school communities to help create safe and healthy learning environments with regard to bullying, hazing, harassment and discrimination that may relate to race, gender, class, age, intelligence, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or religion. In addition, prevention and intervention technical assistance/training programs work to strengthen school climate and reduce disruptions caused by challenging student behaviors. The program also assists schools in developing schoolwide disciplinary plans, procedures and policies.
  • Southern Poverty Law CenterThe Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.  They have a number of tools, including “Speak Up – a guide to ending everyday bias” that can be effective tools for educators.
  • GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) -GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.