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.
“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.
"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.