Kindness is a powerful, common sense solution to some of schools’ and society’s biggest challenges. By teaching kids to practice kindness on a regular basis and manage their emotions, actions, and statements, they become better equipped to navigate our complex world.
“I’d been working with kids as a CASA advocate and my focus has always been on helping families, especially kids who are taken away from their parents. My advisor suggested that I could do even more if I went for my paralegal certificate.” - Dakoda Foxx, Stand for Children volunteer
We believe that ALL children and families deserve an equal opportunity to succeed in life. Education is the key that unlocks the door to success. When our Stand for Children extended family succeeds, we all share in that joy and accomplishment. If you or someone special to you is transitioning from elementary school to middle school, or middle school to high school, or high school to post-secondary education, completing their GED or trade school or graduating college please share your pride and joy with us!
"My parents had a dream that I would have access to the best education the United States had to offer. They were immigrants from the Dominican Republic. My parents' dream still carries me every day, and it is the same dream I carry for my three little ones." - Monica Rosen
Parents have dreams that one day, their children will have a better life than the generation before them. In the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we invite you to share your dream for the future and we'll fight with you to make it a reality.
"We marched on March 24 because now is the time. Enough is enough! This is not the America we want for our children." - Cheri Lemley, Sequim, Wash.
Student voices are leading the charge in the Never Again movement to demand that policymakers put an end to school shootings. Stand for Children joins them in saying enough is enough and ask you to take action that demands change.
"I'm a hard worker, a single mother, a college graduate, and a DREAMer. … We may not have the title of 'citizens,' but we are part of the American Dream!" - Ana Lara
With the new administration's increased attention to immigration, public schools across the country are figuring out ways to support and protect their immigrant students, teachers, and families. Students are having difficulties focusing on learning since they are fearful of deportation, despite deferred action under DACA. The constant threat of deportation is disrupting education across the nation, which is why thousands of school superintendents and other education leaders have signed onto a letter aimed at protecting these young immigrants.
"Focusing on educating the next generation of voting citizens should be a great priority for our taxes and funding." - Kali G., Delaware
The Trump administration's proposed budget would cut $9 billion from education - the largest cuts the department has ever seen. This is unacceptable. These cuts would make it even harder for American children to achieve their dreams. Millions of students could have an even harder time affording college. Thousands of teachers could lose their jobs. Crucial extracurricular programs and teacher training programs could disappear. Stand up for children, and tell your Congressperson to oppose the education budget cuts.