The 2020 Symposium on LGBTQ Youth dates and location will be announced soon!

Presented by

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4,500,000

youth in schools

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200,000

teachers and educators

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60

school districts

Stonewall National Education Project is uniquely poised through its vast national network of professionals, to help eliminate barriers, stand up for and empower our young people. The program is a ground-breaking partnership with a national network, first initiated in 2013. What started as a network of 13 school districts has grown to over 60 school districts serving LGBTQ youth. Stonewall National Education Project is an advocate for the safety, inclusion, and value of LGBTQ students, with a focus on improvising student achievement, attendance, and graduation rates.

Now in its seventh year, Stonewall National Education Project positively impacts the lives of countless LGBTQ youth, and their classmates, from a spectrum of major cities and small towns across the nation.

2019 Symposium Schedule Outline:

Sunday, March 3, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Opening Reception at Hotel
Wyndam Hill Boca Raton 1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Monday, March 4, 2019 – Click here to view the complete schedule
7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast at Wyndham Hotel Boca Raton
7:30 am – 9:30 am Shuttle Transportation between Wyndham Hotel and Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, FAU
Entrance at The Living Room Theatre, Catch the shuttle at the Event Center entrance of the hotel, below where breakfast is served.
9:00 am – 5:30 pm Symposium Sessions
Florida Atlantic University (FAU), 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33434
Breakfast provided at hotel, Lunch provided at FAU
Free shuttle provided between the hotel and FAU from 7:30 – 9:30 am and again from 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – Click here to view the complete schedule
7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast at Wyndham Hotel Boca Raton
7:30 am – 9:30 am Shuttle Transportation between Wyndham Hotel and Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, FAU
Entrance at The Living Room Theatre, Catch the shuttle at the Event Center entrance of the hotel, below where breakfast is served.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Symposium Sessions
Florida Atlantic University (FAU), 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33434
Breakfast provided at hotel, Lunch provided at FAU
Free shuttle provided between the hotel and FAU from 7:30 – 9:30 am and again from 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Breakfast provided at hotel, Optional Networking/Travel Day
There are no sessions scheduled on Wednesday.

Lively and diverse attendance is expected for this year’s symposium.
Contact Emery Grant, Director of Programming and Education, for more information.
email emery@stonewall-museum.org or call 954-763-8565 x1102

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Symposium

The Stonewall National Education Project national network is comprised of delegates representing more than 4.5 million high-school-aged youth and 200,000 educators. The network meets every year at its annual Symposium.

THE SYMPOSIUM

In March 2019, the Stonewall National Education Project Annual Symposium will gather more than 150 school district leaders, federal and state agencies, not for profit organizations, and university offices including large metropolitan areas such as New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, and Washington, DC. State Departments of Education have attended from Michigan, Massachusetts, Washington, North Carolina, Rhode Island. Federal agencies and not for profit organizations have included US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC – Division of Adolescent and School Health, American Psychological Association, HRC, GSA Network, Gender Spectrum and more.

CONTEXT/CHALLENGES

Research has shown that LGBTQ youth, particularly youth of color, disproportionately face more disciplinary action and harsher punishment than their straight counterparts. They are more likely to have poorer academic and health outcomes, less likely to attend school on a regular basis, and have a greater chance of being pushed out of school and into the prison system.

THE GOAL

Now in its seventh year, symposium topics include: laws, best practices and resources at the state and federal level, policy and funding, accommodations for transgender and gender nonconforming students, bullying, self-esteem, power & privilege, social justice and curriculum, sex, sexuality, HIV and YMSM support systems, and creating community for Black adolescent sexual minority males.

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2019 Topics
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LGBTQ laws, policy, and funding

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Transgender and gender nonconforming students

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Bullying and self-esteem

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Social justice and curriculum

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Sex and sexuality

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HIV support systems

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Black sexual minority communities