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BUILDING YOUTH-CENTERED SYSTEMS

WE ARE A UNIQUE CATALYST IN WASHINGTON
FOR EDUCATION EQUITY AND RACIAL JUSTICE
TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE FOR US ALL

OUR VISION

HIGH SCHOOL SUCCESS

We must build collective power towards insisting that our education system achieve better graduation outcomes and post-secondary achievement for BIPOC youth and youth who have received special education services, experienced houselessness or poverty, navigated the foster system, or experienced incarceration.

RESTORATIVE EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE

We must reduce the harmful impacts of juvenile legal system involvement on young people’s opportunities and eliminate pipelines from K-12 education that push young people into carceral systems. Our efforts to build community-based solutions will be led by those closest to the challenge.

SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

We must create safe and equitable learning environments that cultivate belonging and affirm students’ intersecting identities. We will build the capacity of young people, families, and educators to engage in local policymaking, elections, and advocacy opportunities while deepening our community partnerships.

OUR stories

Leesa Manion will uphold the truest version of public safety for young people
Stand for Children is proud to be a member of the youth justice reform community in Washington State. Working together, we must reduce the harmful impacts of juvenile legal system involvement on young people’s opportunities and eliminate pipelines from K-12 education that …
Youth impacted by court fines and fees: take this survey
For anyone who has been impacted by court costs like fines, fees, or restitution as a young person – will you take our 3-minute survey? It will help support our advocacy to hopefully eliminate those fees in Washington state. To …
Our Full 2022 Endorsement List of Education and Justice champions
As the 2022 General Election approaches on November 8, the Stand for Children Washington PAC is proud to announce our full list of endorsements for champions of young people across Washington.

graduation starts here

Students who pass all their classes at the end of their 9th-grade year are as much as four times more likely to graduate from high school than their off-track peers. Stand for Children’s Center for High School Success partners with high schools committed to becoming communities where all students excel academically and race and socio-economic status do not predict success.

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Hours of Parent Workshops Per Year

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Messages Sent to Lawmakers in 2022

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9th Grade Success
School Partners