I Need to Know My Kids Are Safe

Parent & Family Engagement | 11/12/2019

Kimberly Payton
Member and Fellow, Stand for Children Illinois

I believe that when you see a problem in your life, it’s up to you to do everything you can to solve it. So when I found myself worried about my kids’ safety on their walks to and from school, I stepped up.

With the support of Stand for Children, I went door to door collecting petition signatures and recruited other parents to join our campaign to convince Chicago Public Schools to create a Safe Passage route for their school. Now, there are safety guards on our street in the morning and afternoon to watch out for the kids and help cut down on crime. 

When I needed a partner to make sure nothing stood in the way of my kids getting to school safely, Stand had my back. Please support parents like me by making a donation today.

I decided to continue my fight for safer schools and better educational opportunities by becoming a Stand Fellow. Now I’m reaching out to parents and training them to be leaders in their children’s education and lives.

Together, I believe we can build a community where every child has what they need to graduate and go on to college or a career – especially with your generosity and support along the way.

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