Educational Programs

Many folks run fantastic outdoor education organizations, school orientation trips, camps, and adventure experiences.  The Venture Out Project offers educational programs and services to those looking to make their existing programming more inclusive and affirming of trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) people.  

Our educational programs provide you with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to create trans-inclusive and affirming communities. We work with colleges (especially trip leaders), middle and high schools, camps, and other youth-serving organizations to increase their capacities to serve the trans community. Our workshops cover a range of topics from vocabulary, to creating trans-inclusive policies and forms, to navigating single-sex spaces, and what it means to be trans-inclusive and affirming in your daily interactions. 


Beyond Bathrooms is a day-long workshop facilitated by Venture Out Lead Trainer, Perry Cohen, designed to help folks begin, continue, and deepen the good work of affirming trans and gender non-conforming youth. Cost: $195, includes lunch, coffee and snacks

IN THIS FULL-DAY SESSION YOU WILL:

  • Learn foundational concepts around gender identity including vocabulary and pronouns.

  • Become more aware of the taken for granted assumptions that can marginalize trans and non-binary students and staff.

  • Work through common scenarios around issues of gender identity.

  • Have a chance to talk with Perry,and other workshop participants about specific challenges and questions you have within your own organization.

  • Engage in dialogue and problem solving that provides an opportunity to share experiences with others in the field.

No prior experience necessary. Come learn with us! Questions? Contactdevoney@ventureoutproject.com

 

Open Enrollment Programs

Our educational programs provide you with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to create trans-inclusive and affirming communities. We work with colleges (especially trip leaders), middle and high schools, camps, and other youth-serving organizations to increase their capacities to serve the trans community. Our workshops cover a range of topics from vocabulary, to creating trans-inclusive policies and forms, to navigating single-sex spaces, and what it means to be trans-inclusive and affirming in your daily interactions.

Trans Inclusion 101 (Half-day)

Perfect for groups with a range of knowledge levels. This foundational workshop will help everyone:

  • Get familiar with (trans)gender and gender non-conforming related vocabulary.

  • Understand the importance of pronouns and gendered language.

  • Identify ways they can be supportive and inclusive of trans people in their community.

  • Become aware of their gaps in knowledge around trans issues and create a desire to continue learning how to affirm members of the trans community.

Beyond Bathrooms: Creating a Trans Affirmative Community (Full-day)

This day-long workshop will bring groups from a foundation understanding of transgender issues and identity to assessing and creating plans for building more trans affirming communities. Participants will...

  • Practice and deepen their knowledge of (trans)gender related vocabulary.

  • Examine where in their organization trans people may experience tension or pushback and create trans-inclusive and affirming strategies for their organization.

  • Expand their knowledge of pronouns and gendered language.

  • Work through scenarios related to their role and position in their community.


ORGANIZATIONS WE WORK WITH: