Hope in a Box aims to help rural public schools cultivate empathy and combat prejudice by representing LGBTQ people, stories, and history in school libraries and classrooms.

How? They donate “Hope in a Box” — literature featuring LGBTQ protagonists and themes, bespoke curricula for these materials, and ongoing coaching for educators on LGBTQ themes and terminology. Hope in a Box works with rural public schools to ensure every student feels welcome, included, and safe at school -- regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Not only do they provide curated boxes of books with LGBTQ characters, they include detailed curriculum for these books and mentorship and training for educators. In 18 months, they've grown from a small pilot into a national program supporting hundreds of schools in 45 states


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