Step In, Speak Up! Supporting LGBTQ Youth



A 30-minute online professional development program that helps secondary school personnel and other youth-serving adults understand the challenges that LGBTQ youth face and gives them a chance to practice techniques for creating a safer and more supportive environment. For more information about this simulation, please click here.

Step In, Speak Up! is sold as individual, school-, district-, and statewide licenses.

School-wide licenses make the training available to all adults working in the school building (e.g., teachers, administrators, other paid and volunteer staff) and are priced based on school enrollment. For district and statewide pricing or for bundles of 100+ individual licenses, please contact k12accounts@kognito.com, or call 212-675-9234.

Login access information will be emailed within one business day of purchase. The license will remain active for 1 year after purchase and is valid for one user. A downloadable, printable certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of the training.

Practice Scenarios

The practice scenarios include: 1) curtailing instances of bullying and use of homophobic language in the classroom, and 2) connecting one-on-one with a student who has been a target of harassment. This course is listed in the SPRC/AFSP Best Practices Registry and is offered in collaboration with The Trevor Project and Campus Pride