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Got questions about your legal rights? The Vermont Commission on Women's handbook, The Legal Rights of Women in Vermont might provide answers. Chapters include: Adoption, Guardianship and Emancipated Minors; Consumer Protection and Fair Credit; Domestic Relations; Education; Employment Rights; Housing and Property Rights; Immigration; Insurance; Name Changes; Public Accommodations; Public Assistance and Government Benefits; Reproductive Rights; Violence Against Women and Children; and Wills, Probate Court, and Advanced Directives.

Read Vermont Commission on Women's publications on this and other topics.


General Vermont Resources

Post-Secondary, Continuing Education & Career Training

Educational Alternatives

Vermont Colleges and Universities

Funding Your Education

Women in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Bullying & Harassment

Sexuality Education

National Resources

General Vermont Resources

Vermont Agency of Education

219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 479-1030

The Vermont Agency of Education is a statewide resource regarding all aspects of education including home schooling, safe schools, special education, English as a second language and many other important education-related topics.

Technology for Tomorrow

476 Shunpike Road
Williston, Vermont
(802) 448-0595

Technology for Tomorrow is a nonprofit out of Williston that connects high schoolers with communities across Vermont to provide free technology workshops. Their goal is to bring communities together through technology  by teaching individuals how to engage and participate more effectively with the community around them with the use of technology. These workshops rely on small group learning and one-on-one teaching lead by high school students. hey host workshops on topics ranging from internet safety and smartphones, to word processing and email. If you are interested in attending a workshop please visit Technology for Tomorrow’s calendar of events at They rely on high school student volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring at workshops. They work with young women who are passionate about making an impact in someone’s life through education and technology training. If you are a student interested in starting a chapter at a high school please link to the site, and contact the Program Manager.

Vermont Regional Career and Technical Centers

Vermont’s technical centers offer a wide range of opportunities, from manufacturing to health care, from auto technology to design, from cosmetology to HVAC, preparing youth and adults for high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers in established and emerging industries. Centers offer day and evening programming for adult learners.

Barre Regional Vocational-Technical Center

155 Ayers Street
Barre, VT 05641

Burlington Technical Center

52 Institute Road
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-8426

Center for Technology, Essex

2 Educational Drive, Suite 200
Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 879-4832

Cold Hollow Career Center

184 Missisqoui Street
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
(802) 933-4003

Green Mountain Technology and Career Center

738 VT Route 15 W
Hyde Park, VT 05655-0600
(802) 888-4447

Hartford Area Career & Technology Center

1 Gifford Road
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-8630

North Country Career Center

209 Veterans Avenue
Newport, VT 05855-0725
(802) 334-5469

Northwest Technical Center

71 South Main St.
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 527-6517

Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center

51 Charles Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 382-1012

Randolph Area Vocational Center

17 Forest Street
Randolph, VT 05060
(802) 728-9595

River Bend Career & Technical Center

36 Oxbow Drive
Bradford, VT 05033-0618
(802) 222-5212

River Valley Technical Center

307 South Street
Springfield, VT 05156
(802) 885-8300

Southwest Vermont Career Development Center

321 Park Street
45 Career Circle Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-0220

Stafford Technical Center

8 Statton Road
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 770-1033

Windham Regional Career Center

80 Atwood St,
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 451-3900

Vermont Works for Women

32A Malletts Bay Ave.
Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 655-8900 / 800-639-1472

Vermont Works for Women assists women and girls in thinking about their lives in the broadest terms and helps them develop skills and capacities that are critical to long-term economic independence. Their programs provide a continuum of all ages from middle school girls to adult women, promoting employment success from broad career exploration to specific sector-based skill development.

Investing in Potential: Rosie’s Girls welding and carpentry summer camps, annual Women Can Do career exploration conference, and Career Challenge Days in technical centers serve girls and gender non-conforming youth ages 11-17 from every county in Vermont – developing confidence and resilience through hands-on experiences that tap in to their own limitless potential. Summer and year-round activities in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), trades, and leadership development help girls build grit, connection, and expanded possibilities.

Creating Economic Opportunities: Work Readiness and Skills Training programs help women to gain employability skills and industry-recognized credentials that can lead to meaningful work and economic stability. Programs are designed to help women with substantial barriers to employment such as generational poverty, histories of substance use disorder, or incarceration. They are offered in community and classroom settings in Chittenden and Franklin Counties, at the Chittenden County Regional Correctional Facility for women, and with local training partners.

Promoting Culture Change: More than just an employment or workforce development organization, Vermont Works for Women is a women’s economic empowerment organization, supporting economic independence by addressing the root causes of pay inequity, busting gender stereotypes, and expanding access to financially viable jobs and careers. They are a founding partner in Change The Story Vermont, a collaboration with the Vermont Women’s Fund and the Vermont Commission on Women to fast-track women’s economic well-being through data analysis, shaping policy that benefits working women, and working with employers.

YWCA Vermont

76 Pearl Street, Suite 205
Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 862-7520

YWCA Vermont is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We do this by engaging women and girls in leadership experiences and advocating for racial and economic justice. Primary programs include YWCA Camp Hochelaga, the Girls' Leadership Initiative, and the YWCA THRIVE Award.

The Governor's Institutes of Vermont

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont are accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for highly-motivated Vermont high school teenagers. There are Governor’s Institutes focused on Arts, Engineering, Information Technology, Environmental Science and Technology, Mathematics, Asian Cultures, and Current Issues and Youth Activism.


Post-Secondary, Continuing Education, & Career Training

Mercy Connections, Inc.

255 South Champlain Street, Suite 8
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 846-7063

Mercy Connections is an educational values-driven non-profit organization living the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with an enduring concern for women. By compassionately nurturing self-sufficiency through education, mentoring and community, people are empowered to make significant life changes. Offering everything from GED tutoring to book and reading clubs, life skill classes, and computer workshops, our Education and Transition programs help individuals from all backgrounds and income levels. Mercy Connections is also home to the Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program which matches women re-entering the community after incarceration with volunteers and the Women’s Small Business Program, which helps women in all stages of business start-up to be successful.

The Lund Family Center

50 Joy Drive
South Burlington, VT
(802) 864-7467 / (800) 639-1741 / (800) 253-0191 (TDD/TTY)

Offers childcare programs, playgroups, preschool and after-school programs, and assistance for young mothers completing an education or pursuing employment.

Single Parents’ Program at Champlain College

P. O. Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402-0670
(802) 860-2700 / (800) 359-0728

Assists low-income, single parents to attend and complete degree work at Champlain College. Program includes support service, child care, financial assistance, and academic support.

Snelling Center for Government

White Cap Business Park
426 Industrial Avenue
Williston, Vermont
(802) 859-3090

The mission of the Snelling center is to foster responsible and ethical civic leadership, encourage public service by private citizens, and promote informed citizen participation in shaping public policy in Vermont. They fulfill this mission by: offering premier leadership development programs; engaging the public in issues of strategic importance to Vermont; consult on projects to make government and government programs more effective.

Vermont Adult Basic Education Learning Centers

The following four programs provide special services for families and youth. They offer different programs, including GED preparation and testing, career and personal development counseling, free and confidential help in areas such as reading, writing, math, computer skills, and English as a second language, as well as programs through Vermont corrections facilities. Adult diploma programs allow adults to receive a diploma from the high school they attended.

Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc.

Central Office
46 Washington Street, Suite 100
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 476-4588

The Central Vermont Adult Basic Education program serves Lamoille, Orange, and Washington County adults who wish to increase basic educational skills including literacy, and comprehension, working towards the goal of high school equivalency completion.

Northeast Kingdom Adult Basic Education, Inc.

55 Seymour Lane, Suite 11
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-6532

Serves Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties.

The Tutorial Center, Inc.

Bennington Office
208 Pleasant Street
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-0111

Manchester Office
PO Box 1434
3511 Richville Road
Manchester Center, VT 05255
(802) 362-0222

Vermont Adult Learning, Inc.

60 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676
(802) 244-0634

Serves Addison, Chittenden, Franklin-Grand Isle, Rutland, Windham, and Windsor Counties.

Educational Alternatives

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

1949 East Main Street
Richmond, VT 05477
(802) 434-3969 ext. 200

The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a non-profit youth, leadership, service, conservation, and education organization that instills in individuals the values of personal responsibility, hard work, education, and respect for the environment. This is accomplished by using conservation projects as the vehicle for learning in an intense environment. Each year, the VYCC hires young people ages 16-24 who work and study together under adult leadership to complete high-priority conservation projects such as state park management, trail maintenance, and backcountry construction. Through the performance of this important work, young people expand their job and leadership skills and develop personal values, ethics, and an awareness of social, political, and environmental issues. All VYCC jobs are characterized by comprehensive and intensive training, close supervision, and extensive opportunities for individual learning and personal growth. The VYCC mission is to teach individuals to take personal responsibility for all their actions.


Vermont Chapter
133 State Street, Room 405
Montpelier, VT 05633-4801
(802) 828-4982 / 800-639-9121 / (802) 828-3345 (TDD)

AmeriCorps members train volunteers, tutor and mentor at-risk youth, build houses, clean up rivers and streams, help seniors live independently, provide emergency and long-term assistance to victims of natural disasters, and meet other community needs.

City Year

City Year Boston
285 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 927-2500

City Year New Hampshire
848 Elm Street
Suite 201
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 218-5100

City Year unites young people ages 17 to 24 from diverse economic, racial, and geographical backgrounds for a year of full-time service in one of 16 U.S. cities or Johannesburg, South Africa. The City Year corps embodies the ideals of City Year and its belief in the power of young people to effect positive, lasting social change. Every day, corps members work with the spirit of idealism, the discipline of hard work, the purpose of shared goals and the pride of representing their generation.

Peace Corps

1111 20th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20526

Since 1961, more than 163,000 Americans have joined the Peace Corps, serving in 135 nations. Volunteers receive intensive language and cross-cultural training in order to become part of the communities where they live. Peace Corp members commit to an extended period of service, usually 2 to four years, bringing clean water to communities, teaching children, starting small businesses, and stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Vermont Colleges/Universities

Consortium of Vermont Colleges

c/o Vermont Higher Education Council
P.O. Box 622
Proctor, VT 05765
(802) 459-2758

The Consortium of Vermont Colleges promotes Vermont as an excellent place for a quality education. The website offers extensive information on the colleges in the Consortium.

Bennington College

1 College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-5401

Castleton University | Vermont State University ('23)

62 Alumni Drive
Castleton, VT 05735
(802) 468-5611 / 800-639-8521

Center for Cartoon Studies

P.O. Box 125
94 South Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-3319

Champlain College | Vermont State University ('23)

251 South Willard Street
Burlington, VT 05402
(802) 860-2700 / 800-570-5858

Community College of Vermont  | Vermont State University ('23)

P.O. Box 489
Montpelier, VT 05601
(802) 228-6686 / (800)-228-6686

The Community College of Vermont is one of five Vermont State Colleges and has been accredited since 1975 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. CCV does not have a central campus with housing facilities. Instead they serve students where they live and work, at the following learning centers

Bennington Campus
324 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201-2107
(802) 447-2361

Brattleboro Campus
41 Harmony Place
Brattleboro, VT 05301-9168
(802) 254-6370

Middlebury Campus
10 Merchants Row, Suite 223
Middlebury, VT 05753-1477
(802) 388-3032

Montpelier Campus
660 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 828-4060

Morrisville Campus
197 Harrell Street, Suite 2
Morrisville, VT 05661
(802) 888-4258

Newport Campus
100 Main Street, Suite 150
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-3387

Rutland Campus
60 West Street
Rutland, VT 05701

Springfield Campus
307 South Street
Springfield, VT 05156
(802) 885-8360

St. Albans Campus
142 South Main Street
Warner Hall
St. Albans, VT 05478-1850
(802) 524-6541

St. Johnsbury Campus
1197 Main Street, Suite 3
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-2240
(802) 748-5014

Upper Valley/White River Jct. Campus
145 Billings Farm Road
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-8822

Winooski Campus
1 Abenaki Way
Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 654-0505

Goddard College

123 Pitkin Rd
Plainfield, VT 05667
(802) 454-8311 / 800-468-4888

Northern Vermont University - Johnson  | Vermont State University ('23)

337 College Hill
Johnson, VT 05656
(800) 635-2356

Landmark College

19 River Road South
P.O. Box 820
Putney, VT 05346
(802) 387-4767

Northern Vermont University - Lyndon  | Vermont State University ('23)

PO Box 919
Lyndonville, VT 05851
(800) 225-1998

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT 05753-6002
(802) 443-3000

Norwich University

158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
(802) 485-2000 / 800-468-6679

Saint Michael's College

1 Winooski Park
Colchester, VT 05439
(802) 654-2000 / 800-762-8000

School for International Training

1 Kipling Road
PO Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0676
(802) 257-7751

Sterling College

PO Box 72
Craftsbury, VT 05827
(802) 586-7711 / 800-648-3591

University of Vermont

Office of Admissions
194 South. Prospect St.
Burlington, VT 05401-3596
(802) 656-3370

Vermont College of Fine Arts

36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
(866) 934-8232 / (802) 828-8600

Vermont Law and Graduate School

164 Chelsea Street
PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068-0096
(802) 831-1000

Vermont Technical College | Vermont State University ('23)

P.O. Box 500
Randolph Center, VT 05061-0500
(800) 442-8821

Funding Your Education

High School Guidance Counselors: Ask for information regarding financial aid, listings of current local scholarships, contacts at the school you are considering, and other useful advice.

The Financial Aid Office of the School(s) You Apply To: They are the experts, and it is their job to help you!

Public Libraries: Check out school brochures, catalogues, and reference books about how to plan for your career and how to find financial aid.

Local Town Offices: Ask your town or city clerk about scholarships restricted to your town or county.

Professional Associations: Ask local and national associations related to you major about scholarship opportunities.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

1310 L St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 785-7700 / 800-326-2289

Offers grants and fellowships to women pursuing undergraduate and graduate education.

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)

P.O. Box 2000
10 East Allen Street
Winooski, VT 05404
(802)-655-9602  / (800) 642-3177

A non-profit agency designed to help Vermonters who wish to continue their educations after high school. VSAC offers grants, loans, scholarships, and career and education planning services. Adults considering postsecondary education can make an appointment with a VSAC adult outreach counselor. Counselors are available in all areas of the state to provide adults with information, as well as to assist with career, educational, and financial planning.

U.S. Department of Education

P.O. Box 84
Washington, DC 20044-0084

Lists information for kindergarten-through-graduate studies, as well as policy papers and press releases. Offers many useful links, including one that allows you to file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.


Provides information about available scholarships, financial aid, the college search, career advice, and more.


FinAid provides information about loans, scholarships, savings, fellowships, tax benefits, and more.

Mapping Your Future

A joint effort of the loan guaranty agencies around the country—agencies such as VSAC that originate student loans. Information covers career planning, college selection, and financial aid. Online entrance and exit loan counseling is available for some schools at this site.

Women in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Association for Women in Science

1200 New York Avenue, Northwest, Suite 650
Washington, D.C. 20005
(800) 886-2947

The Association for Women in Science promotes the goals and careers of women in science. AWIS is open to all who support women in science.

Society for Women Engineers (SWE)

For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Their organization is centered around a passion for members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.  Their mission is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. 

North Country Section Soceity for Women Engineers (SWE)

North Country SWE's membership is drawn from the academic, consulting, industrial, and government sectors in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Bullying and Harassment

Workplaces For All

At this Vermont state government resource, workers and employers can learn about laws that apply to them, their legal rights, methods of reporting, strategies for prevention, and ways to support those experiencing workplace discrimination or sexual harassment.

Workers will find where to get help if they’re experiencing harassment or discrimination at work — and ways to support their co-workers.

Employers will find guidance and best practices for prevention and response, a directory of workplace trainers, in-depth explanations of different types of discrimination, an extensive video library featuring stories, information, and trainings, and resources like the guidebook, Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

Workplaces For All is a result of legislation which allocated funds to Vermont Commission on Women, in consultation with the Vermont Attorney General’s office and the Vermont Human Rights Commission, to inform and assist workers, employers, and members of the public in preventing and addressing sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.

Vt Law Help - bullying and harssment in Vermont schools is a joint project of Vermont Legal Aid and Legal Services Vermont.  This page presents information about Vermont laws that protect students from bullying and harassment and what you can do if your child experiences bullying or harassment.

Vermont Agency of Education

Vermont Agency of Education harassment, hazing, and bullying prevention council information.

Vermont Human Rights Commission

14-16 Baldwin Street
Montpelier, VT 05633
(802) 828-2480 / (800) 416-2010 (Voice/TTY)

The Vermont Human Rights Commission enforces civil rights laws that protect people from discrimination in housing, state government employment, and in places of public accommodation such as restaurants, stores, and schools. The Commission investigates discrimination claims, helps parties resolve disputes, and takes legal action in the courts when necessary. In addition, the Commission conducts workshops on civil rights issues and provides information and referral services. Finally, the Commission furnishes research and testimony about the potential impact of civil rights bills under consideration by the state Legislature.  Check the Commission website for resources on bullying and harassment in schools.

Civil Rights Division of the Vermont Attorney General's Office

109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001
(802) 828-3657 / (888) 745-9195 / (802) 828-3665 (TTY)

Civil Rights Unit is responsible for enforcing state laws which prohibit discrimination in employment. These include laws which prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, place of birth, age, handicap, HIV status, or for asserting a claim to worker's compensation, and laws which prohibit retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination. The Civil Rights Unit also enforces the laws related to employment-related drug testing, and polygraph (lie detector) testing, and the state laws which relate to parental and family leave. This office does not have jurisdiction over claims of discrimination in public accommodations (for example, denial of access to or discrimination by businesses, public groups and meetings, and the like) and housing. Do not accept claims of employment discrimination against the State of Vermont. These matters are handled by the Vermont Human Rights Commission.

Vermont Family Network

Vermont Family Network empowers and supports all Vermont children, youth, and families, especially those with disabilities or special health needs.

Kidpower Vermont

P.O. Box 94
North Ferrisburgh, VT 05473

Kidpower is an innovative and effective nonprofit program that teaches children, teens, and adults of all ages and abilities how to detect and deter potential violence, bullying and abuse. Skills are taught in a safe, supportive environment to increase self-esteem and confidence in a way that is positive and enjoyable, not scary. Kidpower is endorsed by mental health professionals, law-enforcement officials, educators and parents.

Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity

18 Town Crier Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 254-2972

A division of ALANA Community Organization, the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity provides assistance, support, and advocacy related to inclusion, diversity, and equity in the public sphere.  They work to strengthen inclusive and equitable practices to eliminate prejudice and discrimination of all kinds.Programs and services include:

Cultural Enrichment Programs:

  • Engaging students with cultural enrichment programs that helps them understand and practice inclusive and equitable behaviors 

  • Increasing educator awareness to and skills for teaching more culturally diverse classroom


  • Providing individuals considering relocation to Vermont with testimonials of Vermonters of color

  • Enhancing human resource department capacity to recruit a more diverse workforce

  • Promoting civic engagement by Vermonters of color (Resolve to get involved!)

Vermont African American Heritage Trail

  • Promoting cultural tourism

  • Establishing Vermont as a desirable destination for  tourists, convention  goers, college students, entrepreneurs, and  recreationalists of color 

  • Teaching Vermont students and families about Vermont’s African American history

Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future

  • Increasing the number of organizations or agencies that employ inclusive and equitable business practices

  • Strengthening inclusive and equitable business practices across multiple sectors (law enforcement, media, municipal government, state government,  tourism , education, ...) 

Stop Bullying Now Campaign from Health Resources and Services Administration

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg.
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
(800) 421-3481

The Office for Civil Rights enforces Federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in education programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. These laws prohibit discrimination on the bases of race, color, and national origin, on the basis of sex, on the basis of disability, and on the basis of age. The civil rights laws enforced by OCR extend to all state education agencies, elementary and secondary school systems, colleges and universities, vocational schools, proprietary schools, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, libraries, and museums that receive U.S. Department of Education funds.

Sexuality Education

Vermont Department of Health, Adolescent Sexual Health

Find information and Vermont-based resources for teens, parents and caregivers, school personel and community members.

Vermont Agency of Education, Sexual Health

The Agency of Education (AOE) is responsible for helping to increase the awareness of sexual health related information and services that are available to promote student wellness and increase academic success. This includes a variety of health related issues including but not limited to: sexual health, LGBT education, HIV/AIDS and STD education, sexual violence prevention, and healthy relationships.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE)

For Teens:

PPNNE's teen-centered page includes information about sex and relationships.

PPNNE's Education and Training - Population Health Department:

Find out more about PPNNE’s education and training services like peer education programs, school-based sex education, trainings for professionals, community education, school policy development, and contraception kits

ETR, Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities:

ETR advances health equity by designing science-based solutions. Their cirriculum, Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities ​is designed for high school students and adults with developmental disabilities.

American Academy of Pediatrics, Recommendations on Teen Pregnancy Prevention

AAP recommends the first-line contraceptive choice for adolescents who choose not to be abstinent is a Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC), which is an intrauterine device or a subdermal implant. The past decade has demonstrated that LARCs, which provide 3 to 10 years of contraception, are safe for adolescents. Pediatricians should be familiar with counselling, insertion, and /or referral for LARCs. Additional updates to the policy statement focus on patients with special health care needs, including physical or developmental disabilities, medically complex illness, and obesity. It is important for pediatricians to regularly update patients’ sexual histories and allow sufficient time for follow up appointments when needed. Pediatricians are also encouraged to promote healthy sexual health decision-making, such as abstinence and proper condom use.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US pubishes standards and guidelines, as well as fact sheets and policy briefs, including reports examining state legislation with highlights of notable activity related to either advancing or restricting progress toward comprehensive sexuality education. The Guidelines, developed by a national task force of experts in the fields of adolescent development, health care, and education, provide a framework of the key concepts, topics, and messages that all sexuality education programs would ideally include.

Rights, Respect, Responsibility- 3Rs- A K-12 Sexuality Education Curriculum

A project of Advocates for Youth, this curriculum builds on 30 years of research into effective sexuality education programs, while respecting young people’s right to the information they need to protect their health and make responsible decisions.

Power to Decide: Why It Matters

This is a national campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy.  Find resources and information and support services at this site.

GLSEN:LGBTQ-Inclusive Sexual Health Education

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth need and deserve to learn in settings that are inclusive of their experiences and that give them the education necessary to stay safe and healthy.  Educators can use the resources listed to ensure that all students are seen and validated in their health and sexuality classes.

National Resources

U.S. Department of Education

National PTA

Tips and articles on topics related to parenting and school-home collaboration

American Association of University Women

1310 L Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 785-7700 / (202) 785-7777 (TDD)

The American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls, positive societal change, and lifelong learning.

American Federation of Teachers; Human Rights Division

555 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 879-4400

Serving as a clearinghouse of information on civil, human and women's rights issues, the Human Rights and Community Relations Department keeps local and state affiliations informed of current trends, publications, and laws related to these issues while maintaining relationships on behalf of AFT with civil, human and women's rights and community organizations.

National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education

(202) 785-7793

The National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education is a nonprofit organization of more than 50 organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities for girls and women. Our mission is to provide leadership in and advocate for the development of national education policies that benefit all women and girls.

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg.
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
(800) 421-3481

The Office for Civil Rights enforces Federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in education programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. These laws prohibit discrimination on the bases of race, color, and national origin, on the basis of sex, on the basis of disability, and on the basis of age. The civil rights laws enforced by OCR extend to all state education agencies, elementary and secondary school systems, colleges and universities, vocational schools, proprietary schools, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, libraries, and museums that receive U.S. Department of Education funds.

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by authors and members of the organizations listed are not necessarily those of VCW. The presence of any individual or organization on this list should not be considered an endorsement by VCW.