The Firecracker Foundation provides K-12 students and families with a trained advocate that can work with them and utilize non-litigation strategies to respond to sexual harassment and gender-based violence that they are experiencing on campus. 

Advocates educate families about Title IX, attend meetings to support their process, and offer additional resources as needed.

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Call for Title IX support!

Students, guardian(s), and staff can call to ask questions, seek guidance, and be connected with a Title IX Advocate.

The Title IX advocate’s responsibility is to work collaboratively with area schools and their Title IX Coordinators to protect and advocate for survivors of sexual violence and gender-based violence. If need be, advocates will assist students and families in filing Title IX complaints to the proper authorities, attend meetings with families at their schools and connect them to invaluable community resources and services to address the aftermath of sexual and gender-based violence. If warranted, advocates will also refer families to further legal assistance.

Read our frequently asked questions about Title IX.

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Letter Template: Request your school’s Title IX coordinator

  • Schools are required to identify the name and contact information of their Title IX coordinator. If you’re not able to find this information for your school, you can use the template below to send a letter or email to request the information. Just replace the content [highlighted in red] with the appropriate names and addresses.


[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[Your City, State, ZIP]

[Principal’s Name]
[Principal’s Address]
[Principal’s City, State, ZIP]

RE: Title IX Coordinator

Dear [Principal’s Name]:

My name is [Your Name] and I am a student at [Your School].  Federal regulations and U.S. Department of Education guidance require that all educational institutions that receive federal funding identify a Title IX Coordinator and notify all students and employees of the name, address, and telephone number of the Title IX Coordinator.*

I searched on the Your School District website and was unable to find this information.  Please provide me with the name and contact information for my school’s Title IX Coordinator within seven days of this letter.  You can send the information to me at the email address listed below.

I would also recommend that you make this information more visible. It is critical that students know who to contact in the event that they experience sexual or gender-based violence during their time at Your School.

Thank you,

[Your Name]
[Your Email Address]

[Your Parent’s Name(s)]
[Your Parent(s)’ Email Address]

This email was drafted in partnership with a Title IX Advocate at The Firecracker Foundation. The Firecracker Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Lansing, Michigan. To contact a Title IX Advocate, call 517-742-7224 or send an email to 

* U.S. Department of Education, Dear Colleague Letter on Title IX Coordinators,, and 34 C.F.R. § 106.8