Now Scheduling for the 2022-2023 Academic Year
Acceptance Week Program
A week-long program for high schools, aimed at fostering the acceptance of LGBTQ Students through education and support
The Acceptance Week program works to model a safe and affirming campus climate for LGBTQ students in high schools through Education, Support, and Advocacy. This is done through a variety of methods to address the alarming and substantial adversities LGBTQ students face, flexible the unique needs of each campus climate.
Listed is a sample of some of the methods used in the past:
A balanced, evidence-based speech with a range of topics aimed at educating students on a variety of topics, and making appeals to them on behalf of LGBTQ students.
A Q&A forum for students, parents, and faculty to ask any questions they may have, and learn about additional resources for further understanding.
Student-led campus events focused on Acceptance, Inclusion, and Reflection. Engaging with the campus culture works to ensure lasting, positive change on campus.
Affirming Visuals such as pride flags, safe space stickers, posters, banners, and other physical visuals.
Collaboration with campus administrators to ensure all students receive adequate support. YPA offers supportive services during program services, to ensure the safety of all students on campus.
During the 2021-2022 academic year, YPA provided programs services to:
2,131 high school students
For school administrators, faculty, and students: