Wednesday September 14, 2016
Last week young people across the country headed back to school. Sadly, for many of them this means facing homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying day after day. We're proud of the work we do to tackle this, thanks to the generous support of our donors. But we're only scratching the surface. Help us to make this a thing of the past by becoming a regular donor today.
The 2015-2016 academic year was record-breaking for Diversity Role Models. We delivered our award-winning workshops to more young people than ever before, reaching 21,376 young people in 87 schools and colleges. And we delivered our teacher training to more than 2,000 school staff in England.
I now realise that LGBT people are no different to me. I would now be more supportive and not use the language that was discussed.
Year 10 student, Dagenham
This year we have even bigger plans to work with 29,000 young people; to train more staff in face-to-face training sessions and using our innovative e-learning platform; and to develop our training programme for governors further. But to make this a reality, we need to raise an extra £100,000.
Join the Class of 2016 today, by signing up to make a monthly donation by direct debit. Whether you can afford to give £10, £25 or £50 per month, every little will help us continue delivering our vital work in schools. Your support will help us tackle bullying and change lives for the better.
- A monthly gift of £10 allows us to reach an additional 10 young people in our workshops during the year.
- Giving £25 each month allows us to train 12 of our volunteer role models over the course of the year, so that they have maximum impact with young people in schools.
- And a monthly £50 will allow us to deliver pupil workshops to a single class group this academic year, and to train their form teacher to be confident tackling bullying behaviour if they see or hear it.
Thank you in advance for any support you are able to give. Together we can create a world where all young people feel free to be their authentic selves.