Standing for Children since 1996

On June 1, 1996, over 300,000 people rallied in the Nation’s capital for Stand for Children Day.  Joined by movement leaders like Rosa Parks and Marian Wright Edelman, thousands of people took to the street to demonstrate their commitment to protecting the rights of children and demand our political leaders work to ensure and expand those rights.  

That rally would go on to inspire the founding of Stand for Children, bringing together educators, parents, activists, and passionate community members to advocate for children every day.  

Today, that advocacy looks like fighting to close the tragically growing opportunity gap and ensuring that historically underserved students have access to high quality schools in their communities. 

This Children’s Day, help us continue to stand up for children and their right to a quality education and a safer, brighter future.