Laura Jeffrey Academy is a safe school for all students and families regardless of their race, religion, national origin, immigration status, disability, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. We support students through acceptance, equitable opportunities, restorative circles, and teaching from multiple perspectives. 

LJA's diversity and passion for equity is at the core of who we are and how we educate scholars. We hire with this in mind and empower all staff to uphold this part of our mission. 

We support human rights and will protect and provide safety for all.

Additional resource links: 

General

American Civil Liberties Union: https://www.aclu.org/

American Civil Liberties Union Minnesota: https://www.aclu.org/affiliate/minnesota

Southern Poverty Law Center: https://www.splcenter.org/

Teaching Tolerance 

R-word Spread the Word to End the Word

Obama Administration guidance on Transgender students

Governor Mark Dayton's statement on Transgender students. 

Governor Mark Dayton's statement on bathrooms for Transgender students.

 

Immigration

Know Your Rights: https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights

Immigrant Law Center of MN: https://www.ilcm.org/

MN Bar Association: http://www.mnbar.org/member-directory/find-a-lawyer

American Civil Liberties Union: https://www.aclu.org/

American Civil Liberties Union Minnesota: https://www.aclu.org/affiliate/minnesota

 

Islamophobia

CAIR MN: https://www.cairmn.com/index.php

Combatting Islamophobia: https://www.cairmn.com/challenge-islamophobia.html

 

LGBT Youth

The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386  http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860  https://www.translifeline.org/

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Transgender Law Center: https://transgenderlawcenter.org/

Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/

National Center for Transgender Equality: http://www.transequality.org/

 

Students with Disabilities

U.S. Department of Education IDEA page: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/osep-idea.html

PACER: http://www.pacer.org/

 

Crisis

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (available 24 hours everyday) https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233   http://www.thehotline.org/

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)  https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline