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HRC 2017 Youth Ambassadors; Time to THRIVE


Registration for the fifth annual Time to THRIVE Conference, to be held Feb. 16-18, 2018 in Orlando, Fla., is now open!

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 othersiwe would not be able to attend Time to THRIVE. Fill out the Registration Scholarship application here.


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!

LGBTQ Youth ReportWe are making steady progress on the road to legal equality, yet the deck continues to be stacked against young people growing up LGBTQ in America. The impact of family rejection, bullying, and daily concern for safety weighs 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 Clubs, YMCAs, scout leaders, etc.), we can create a thriving LGBTQ youth population.

HRC’s groundbreaking research, Growing Up LGBT in America, provides a stark picture of the difficulties these youth face, including:

LGBTQ Youth Report

These findings are a call to action for all adults who want to ensure the overall well-being of LGBTQ young people. The conference provides a “one-stop-shop” opportunity for youth-serving professionals to build the awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices, and gather resources from leading experts and national organizations in the field.

We anticipate that Time to THRIVE attendees will be able to earn continuing education clock hours from the National Board of Certified Counselors, the National Association of Social Workers and the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. For an additional fee, we also anticipate that attendees will be able to earn one graduate or undergraduate credit. More information on CEUs and college credit can be found by clicking on the CEU tab.

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Registration now open!

Registration for the fifth annual Time to THRIVE Conference, to be held Feb. 16-18, 2018 in Orlando, Fla., is now open.

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