About Us

Stand for Children is a unique catalyst for education equity and racial justice, to create a brighter future for us all. 

To fulfill our mission, we organize parents and community members to speak up and demand excellent schools for their children. We work closely with local legislators to shape education policy and with school districts to implement programming that will benefit every young person. 

In order to achieve these goals, we make an impact by:

  • Partnering with parents to support their children’s education journey and to become strong advocates 
  • Advocating, mainly at the state and local level, for proven policies and funding focused on breaking the school-to-prison pipeline and helping students reach make-or-break milestones: reading well by the end of third grade and graduating high school ready for college, career training, or a career
  • Ensuring the changes we fight for reach classrooms and directly support students
  • Electing* candidates committed to fighting for an equitable public education system that gives all students a chance to succeed

*Electoral activities are conducted exclusively by Stand for Children or one or more of its affiliated political committees. Stand for Children Leadership Center does not endorse or otherwise support the election or defeat of any candidate for elective public office.

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