Time to THRIVE

Please download and share our Time to THRIVE save the date flyer! Time to THRIVE 2020 will be held Feb. 14-16, 2020 in Washington, DC.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association present Time To THRIVE, the annual national conference to promote safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth...everywhere!

We are making progress on the road to legal equality, yet young LGBTQ people in America still face dramatically heightened rates of discrimination in school, at home and within their community. The impact of family rejection, bullying and the messages they hear about being LGBTQ weigh heavily on our youth. By engaging a broad audience of youth-serving professionals, including K-12 educators, mental health providers, pediatricians, religious leaders, recreational athletic coaches and youth development staff (Boys and Girls Club, YMCAs, scout leaders, etc.), we can create spaces in which LGBTQ youth are affirmed, supported and have the ability to thrive.

HRC and University of Connecticut's 2017 landmark research shows us some of the most pressing issues facing our youth today.

HRC Youth Survey; Time to THRIVE; LGBTQ youth

These findings are a call to action for adults who want to ensure the overall well-being of LGBTQ young people. The conference provides a comprehensive opportunity for youth-serving professionals to build awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices and gather resources from leading experts and national organizations in the field. The conference is strongly committed to an intersectional approach in all conversations, workshops and keynotes.

The HRC Foundation and a few generous sponsors have agreed to fund a limited number of Registration Scholarships for educators, youth-serving professionals and college students with financial need who otherwise would not be able to attend Time to THRIVE. Fill out the Registration Scholarship application by clicking here.

*On the last day of the seventh annual Time to THRIVE Conference, Sunday, February 16, 2020, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with SMYAL and DCPS, is inviting up to 100 youth (ages 13-22) and an adult chaperone (for those under age 18) to attend. The first 100 completed applications will receive one of the limited number of free tickets, which include tons of free resources, breakfast and lunch!

Apply online for one of the free 100 slots today at hrc.im/TimeToTHRIVEYouth. All online applications must be received no later than January 9, 2020. For attendees under the age of 18, you must turn in a signed permission slip, available here, with your application.

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Join us Feb. 14-16, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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