Time To THRIVE Conference

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association present Time To THRIVE, the annual national conference to promote safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth…everywhere!

“We are making steady progress on the road to legal equality, yet the deck continues to be stacked against young people growing up LGBTQ in America. The impact of family rejection, bullying, and daily concern for safety weighs heavily on our youth.  By engaging a broad audience of youth-serving professionals, including K-12 educators, mental health providers, pediatricians, religious leaders, recreational athletic coaches, and youth development staff (Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, scout leaders, etc.), we can create a thriving LGBTQ youth population.”


These findings are a call to action for all adults who want to ensure the overall well-being of LGBTQ young people. The conference provides a “one-stop-shop” opportunity for youth-serving professionals to build the awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices, and gather resources from leading experts and national organizations in the field.

We anticipate that attendees will be able to earn complimentary CEUs through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC). For an additional fee, we also anticipate that attendees will be able to earn one graduate or undergraduate credit. More information on CEUs and college credit can be found by clicking on the CEU tab.