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.
“Getting a quality public education for my son shouldn't be a years-long battle. It's his right." - Rosa Lara, Boston
Students in Michigan and Rhode Island have filed class-action lawsuits against their states for failing to provide adequate public educations. The students argue they have a constitutional right to be educated, and that by failing to offer access to literacy, civics courses, and suitable learning conditions, the states violated this right. Add your name if you believe every child has a right to receive a high-quality public education that prepares them for success in college or career.
“My children were the inspiration for completing my degree. I wanted them to bear witness to the power of resilience, to learn that it’s never too late to achieve your dreams, and to experience a milestone of this magnitude so they could aspire to create similar moments for themselves.” - Nikki Dangerfield, Stand for Children Louisiana
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 celebrating an achievement in their education journey, please tell us about it and 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.
"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
Young people and educators from across the country are standing in support of immigrants and calling on Congress to pass a permanent legislative solution, the Dream and Promise Act. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants are at risk of being separated from their families because the administration ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), and DACA. Tell your representative we need to pass legislation to permanently protect these individuals. They’re currently in danger of being separated from their families and communities.