Who We Are
Stand for Children is an innovative, citizen-led child advocacy organization that seeks to make children and their needs a higher political priority. Our mission is to use the power of grassroots action to help all children get the excellent public education and strong support they need to thrive. We build effective local and statewide networks of grassroots advocates capable of convincing elected officials and voters to prioritize children’s needs. Following specific priorities chosen by our members, we work to improve education policies and secure adequate funding for public schools to give children the opportunities they need to become successful, productive citizens.
Our members believe we need to stand up for our children now – particularly for their education from pre-school through high school – to create a better future for Tennessee. Our overarching goal is to ensure that all students in Memphis City Schools achieve academic success and graduate from high school.
Stand for Children improves children’s lives by channeling the collective energy of committed citizens to achieve best-practice solutions. Through a formalized system of leadership training and mentoring carried out by a skilled program staff, Stand for Children gives everyday people the tools to make a real, lasting difference for children in their communities.
For more information, visit www.stand.org/tn/memphis.