Take the first step towards Inclusive Leadership for LGBTQ+ youth.
Join “Leaders for Inclusive Change” a six-module class taught by trans and non-binary teachers. You can register for a self-directed (DIY) version with no live discussion classes OR the LIVE version, in which you’ll meet with the instructors and other inclusive leaders for a discussion based on that week’s lesson module.
*Limited scholarship available, please see bottom of page for information.
Leaders for Inclusive Change includes these six modules:
Week One: Creating a Safe Space - exploring what it means to create and hold a safe space for the LGBTQ+ youth community, with an optional “guidebook” for each module introduced.
Week Two: Vocabulary and History - a review of LGBTQ+ history, as well as the context of current vocabulary.
Week Three: Deconstructing Internalized Homophobia - science-based methods to detect and break down unconscious bias, focusing on homophobia and transphobia.
Week Four: The Gender Discussion - gender identity issues, pronoun usage, and the science behind them.
Week Five: Intersectionality - understanding how intersectionality affects our youth, including race, ability, and nationality.
Week Six: Building Your Inclusive Network - resources to support your future work as an Inclusive Leader, as well as reflection, capturing of learning and transformation, and final survey.
Meet your course creators and instructors!
Our Board of Directors has selected two LGBTQ+ educators, Ær Queen (they/them,fen/fens) and Nicholas Prosini (they/them), as facilitators of Leaders for Inclusive Change.
Ær (they/them,fen/fens) is a trans non-binary General Music teacher at Bradock Elementary School in Annandale, Virginia in Fairfax County Public Schools. They are a proud alumnx of Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia where they earned their Bachelor of Music in Music Education.
Ær met Nicholas Prosini through online activism in music educator spaces, and that has translated to a professional and personal partnership in this space. Mx. Prosini currently teaches with Amber Charter Schools in New York City. Mx. Prosini’s work includes teaching K-5 general music and choir.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why two different registration options for the LIVE course?
What exactly is the DIY version?
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Do you offer any scholarship?
What if I have a question that isn't answered here?
Is your district or organization covering your registration? This is how they pay for it. $150.
Are you covering the cost of the LIVE class yourself? Because of generous donors, we are able to make the cost of this six-week live course just $50. Join us!
We will be able to provide a limited amount of scholarship for those who may need it.
- Fill out this request form no later than July 1, 2023
- Pride and Joy Foundation may ask for follow-up information
- Scholarships will be awarded by July 7, 2023