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Safe Zone

Safe Zone provides support and resources for LGBTQ students and their families.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students face many barriers that can prevent them from feeling safe within their school environment including verbal and physical harassment and bullying.  These students are at increased risk of homelessness and self-destructive behaviors which often result in attendance issues and higher drop-out rates.

Do you have questions about Safe Zone? Contact Safe Zone Team at 

Disclaimer: This email is monitored daily by the Student Health and Life Skills department.  If needed, the Student Health and Life Skills department may contact other APS departments for support to provide correct information to the sender.

What is Safe Zone?

The Albuquerque Public Schools Safe Zone was designed to support LGBT students but is available to any other student as well.  Every middle and high school designates at least one staff member as a "safe adult" that students can go to if they need to report harassment and need help. Safe Zone Volunteers identify their office or classroom by hanging a SAFE ZONE sign so that students can easily identify them.

Safe Zone Volunteers attend 1-2 district meetings per year for professional development, resource sharing and networking. Safe Zone Volunteers and other school staff may choose to sponsor Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs, support groups or lunch groups to create safe spaces for students.

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The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. 

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