At Stand for Children Arizona, we believe ALL children deserve an equal opportunity to succeed in life. Far too many children, through no fault of their own, aren’t getting the education they need to prepare them for the future. We are passionately committed to righting this wrong.
Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, college or career training. To make that happen, we:
- Educate and empower parents, teachers, and community members to demand excellent public schools.
- Advocate for effective local, state and national education policies and investments.
- Ensure the policies and funding we advocate for reach classrooms and help students.
- Elect courageous leaders who will stand up for our priorities.
We opened our doors in 2009 because we saw a need to bring together parents, communities, and organizations as partners to mobilize around the common goal of improving the odds for our students. Together, we advocate for strong policies at the state and local level, elect education champions who will keep children at the center of their policy priorities, and follow through to ensure new policies are effectively implemented in public school classrooms.
Access to a quality public education is a basic human right – one we are dedicated to fighting for.