A Queer Endeavor

Program Contact

Sara Staley

aqueerendeavor@colorado.edu

A Queer Endeavor is a grassroots, queer-led center for gender, sexual and family diversity in education. Through deep partnerships with district and school leadership, teachers and teacher educators our work aims toward safer, more inclusive school communities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth, families and staff.

Since 2014, we have supported more than 7,000 educators to engage in LGBTQ+-focused professional learning. We are housed in CU Boulder’s School of Education, and we offer professional development services and educational resources and materials to a national audience.

Find out more on our website.

  • Annual State-wide Summer Institute on LGBTQ+-Inclusive Educational Practices

    Location

    In Colorado

    Boulder

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    Yes

    Additional Info

    In 2018, A Queer Endeavor launched the first Educator Institute on LGBTQ+-Inclusive Practices. This annual conference draws educators and youth-serving adults from across Colorado to gather together in the spirit of community and solidarity to build knowledge, skills, and resources for affirming LGBTQ+ youth.

  • Building LGBTQ-Inclusive Capacity Through University-District Partnership

    Location

    In Colorado

    Boulder

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

    Additional Info

    In 2015, A Queer Endeavor and Boulder Valley School District launched a collaborative partnership. Our ongoing partnership is guided by two goals: (1) investigating how best to support educator learning of LGBTQ-inclusive practices and (2) building capacity within Boulder Valley School District to support effective implementation of programming, policy, and practice that foster safe, equitable lea

Sponsoring Units

  • A Queer Endeavor
  • School of Education

Audiences Served

  • Minority Group(s)
  • Teachers - Elementary School
  • Teachers - Middle School
  • Teachers - High School