Beliefs and stereotypes about gender frequently arise in sports, summer camps, after-school programs and youth groups. As understandings of gender evolve, questions can arise about how to help young people grow and thrive without gender limitations.
Parents may have questions about gender in the context of sports, after-school activities, and camps Some families will want programs to be more inclusive, and others will have concerns when a program ceases to organize activities by gender. Activities staff, sports league leaders and camp professionals are often not fully prepared to address these questions..
Gender Spectrum’s training for activities staff, sports league leaders and camp professionals is designed to give you the vocabulary, tools, and resources you need to be gender inclusive. In all of our work, we honor the diversity of your community and pay particular attention to the specific needs of racial, ethnic and cultural communities.
Our trainings explore:
- Common gender-based terminology and concepts
- Characteristics of gender inclusive activities, sports and camps and specific practices for creating them
- Resources and tools for supporting transgender youth
- Addressing common questions and concerns
You can be a leader in learning how you can welcome all children in their gender journeys.
Learn More and Request a Training
We host regular teleconference information sessions where you can learn more about our professional development services. These Training Q&A calls give us a chance to share information about our work and give you a chance to ask questions related to your specific needs. Click below to get the schedule and join a call. You can also contact us for more information at [email protected].
We maintain a strict level of privacy about our work with your group. Unless you wish to promote our collaboration, we will not publish nor discuss it publicly. All of our work together is done confidentially.