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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

Legislative Roll Call: Week 1
Happy first week of session! I started as the Government Affairs Director with Stand for Children in August, so this is my first legislative session with Stand, and I’m excited to move forward our collective priorities together! I’m also excited …
Pandemic Relief Funds Support Success of Washington’s Ninth Graders
The Washington State Superintendent of Public Schools recently published this incredible case study of Grandview School District and their successful Ninth Grade Success Team practices. See below for a brief excerpt from the OSPI article or click here to read …
Stand’s Legislative Priorities for 2023
As a nonprofit advocacy organization active in Washington since 2007, Stand for Children is a unique catalyst for education equity and racial justice, to create a brighter future for us all. To achieve our mission, Stand’s legislative advocacy seeks to: …

building Bridges to dual credit

We are thrilled to release our 2023 report documenting the accomplishments of Washington state educators who are Building Belonging in Dual Credit Classrooms. As the second in our Bridges to Dual Credit series, this report serves as a follow-up to our October 2021 report tracking the implementation of Academic Acceleration Policies in Washington school districts. Since that release, we are excited to announce that 188 school districts across the state have fully adopted their own Academic Acceleration policy, paving the way for more equitable access to dual credit classrooms.

This is a milestone almost a decade in the making.

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.

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.

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Hours of Parent Workshops Per Year

12,469

Messages Sent to Lawmakers in 2022

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9th Grade Success
School Partners