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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.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

We’re excited to connect more deeply with you, whether you are a student, parent, educator, school board member, or all of the above. We want to hear from you! This is an opportunity to have your voice heard and join the education justice movement.

OUR stories

Recap & Reflection: 2024 Legislative Session
We did not let a short 60-day session shrink our ambition for system changes that will benefit young people in Washington. 
Legislative Roll Call: Week 8
After today, legislators will turn their attention to finalizing the supplemental budget and passing bills considered necessary to implement that budget.
Spokesman-Review OP-ED: Undoing the injustice of juvenile fines and fees
In partnership with the Center for Children & Youth Justice, Rachel Sottile and Kia C. Franklin published an op-ed continuing our commitment to end all fines and fees imposed on youth in Washington.

starting with ninth Grade

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.

Eliminating juvenile court debt

Stand is committed to reducing the harmful impacts of juvenile legal system involvement on young people’s opportunities. We are proud to be a convener of the Debt Free Youth Justice Washington Coalition alongside our partners from across the state. In 2023, we are standing together to eliminate all legal financial obligations (LFOs) charged to young people moving through the juvenile legal system.

ACADEMIC ACCELERATION HUB

Does your district have an academic acceleration policy, but struggles with identifying other ways to eliminate disparities and encourage enrollment in dual credit courses? Have you implemented innovative strategies in your school or district and want to spread the word? Our resources and events are perfect for you!

In a new brief with EdTrust, we outline recommendations for ways to increase equitable enrollment in dual credit classes and increase the benefits of taking these classes, including saving students time and money by earning college credit.

OUR WORK AND impact

53

9th Grade Success
School Partners

100

Hours of Parent Workshops Per Year

12,469

Messages Sent to Lawmakers in 2022