Training and education is an essential component in creating safer schools and community spaces for LGBTQA young people in the Capital Region. For over 20 years, the Pride Center of the Capital Region has delivered comprehensive trainings and presentations for K-12 schools, colleges, and youth-serving organizations.

In 2016 alone, we reached over 2,700 K-12 students, teachers, and administrative staff. Our staff are experts in providing engaging workshops for students and professional development trainings for adults seeking to improve the educational experience for LGBTQA young people.

To request a training, please contact our Director of Programs at, or by completing this form.


Training & Education Services are designed for a variety of  audiences, including: 

  • Gay-Straight Alliances
  • Health Classes
  • Large Student Assemblies
  • School Administrators
  • School Support Staff
  • Student Clubs and Teams
  • Teachers

The Pride Center engages over 200 school districts, as well as private and charter schools, including: 

  • Albany City Schools
  • Brunswick-Brittonkill Central Schools
  • Cobleskill-Richmondville Central Schools
  • Coxsackie-Athens Central Schools
  • Darrow School
  • Fort Plain Central Schools
  • Hoosic Valley Central Schools
  • Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School
  • Hudson City Schools
  • Lake George Central Schools
  • Mayfield Central Schools
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Schenectady City Schools
  • Schuylerville Central Schools
  • Troy City Schools
  • Whitehall Central Schools

Each training and presentation is then individualized by our professional staff trainers to meet your unique needs. Customized trainings and presentations not found in this catalogue are also available by request.

Length of Trainings and Presentations
The below descriptions provide the minimum required length for each training and presentation. The Pride Center often receives feedback from audience members expressing the desire for more time. When scheduling a training or presentation, we recommend that you consider requesting more than the required minimum to allow for the greatest impact.

Pride Center Information Presentations
Each training and presentation includes a brief overview of the programs and services available through the Pride Center of the Capital Region.

Training and Presentation Fees
Training and Presentations are offered to K-12 Institutions for a reasonable fee. To receive a quote, please contact Jen Maley-Wheeler, Director of Programs, at or 518-462-6138 x13.


Trainings for Teachers, Administrators, and Support Staff

  • LGBTQA Youth
  • Trans* Youth
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Delivering LGBTQA-Affirming Sexual Health Education

Presentations for Students

  • LGBTQA Youth in High School
  • LGBTQA Youth in Middle School
  • Beyond the Rainbow: Elementary School Series
  • Empowering YOU Through Political & Social Advocacy

Trainings and Workshops for Gay-Straight Alliances and Student Groups

  • Ally Training: Building Alliances
  • Creating Safer Schools / What Does DASA Mean for Students?
  • Trans* & Gender Nonconforming Inclusion
  • Leadership Development
  • Empowering YOU Through Political & Social Advocacy
  • Sexual Health Education for LGBTQA Youth
Please note: The Pride Center uses the asterisk (*) to reflect the rich diversity of identities and experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.
For more information or to request a training/presentation, please contact:
Jen Maley-Wheeler, Director of Programs or 518-462-6138 x13