Thank you for your interest in our Lifeguard Workshop Program. Please read through the following Frequently Asked Questions before submitting your request.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the Lifeguard Workshop?
The Lifeguard Workshops for Youth are conducted with middle school, high school and college age youth and young adults. There are two different variations of the workshops the Lifeguard Workshop - General Audience, and The Lifeguard Workshop for LGBTQ youth and their allies.
How much does it cost?
Nothing. It’s free!
What is the audience for this workshop?
The skills learned in the Lifeguard Workshop are applicable to all young people, not just LGBTQ youth. We have delivered this workshop in a variety of settings, most commonly in health classes, social studies classes, gay-straight alliance club meetings, anti-violence programs, and a vast array of youth-serving organizations.
What size audience is best?
The workshop works best with an audience of 35 people or less. This way everyone is given a chance to participate in the dialogue and give input on these issues. We never present this workshop in an assembly setting. For speaker requests of this nature, please contact us.
I have more than 35 people who would be attending. Can you accommodate this?
No problem! We are able to do more than one workshop in a day, or run multiple sessions simultaneously.
How long is the workshop?
We can adjust the workshop to fit most education settings, so anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours.
How much advance notice do you need?
We need at least 3 weeks notice, but the sooner you can give us a date, the better.
Can you do this workshop in Spanish?
At this time we are only able to offer workshops in English. We are in the process of translating our curriculum into Spanish as well as other languages so that this message can reach as many young people as possible.
Who can request a Lifeguard Workshop?
The Trevor Lifeguard Workshop Program is available free of charge to educators and youth service providers in:
New York City and the tri-state metro area (New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island)
Los Angeles, CA
Tulare County, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Diego, CA
Washington, D.C. metro area
What about requests outside of these areas?
For individuals who want to request a workshop and who are outside of the above listed areas there are two options available. They can request a Survival Kit which will instruct them how to share The Trevor Project’s resources in their own community. Alternatively on a limited basis The Trevor Project’s education staff will travel to conduct youth workshops in other locations upon request. For these requests, please contact us
What if our educational community or organization has recently experience a completed suicide?
The Lifeguard Workshops is a suicide prevention workshop. It is not a postvention resource and cannot be conducted in a school or community where there has been a completion within the last year.