What We Do
HOW WE WORK TO ENSURE A GREAT EDUCATION FOR ALL COLORADO CHILDREN
Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education. To make that happen, we:
- Educate and empower parents, teachers, and community members to demand excellent public schools.
- Advocate for effective local, state and national education policies and investments.
- Ensure the policies and funding we advocate for reach classrooms and help students.
- Elect courageous leaders who will stand up for our priorities.
Stand for Children Colorado is part of a network across the country that is focused on improving our education system and expanding access to high-quality education. We believe that every family deserves a high-quality school to send their child to and every single child deserves an outstanding teacher.
Stand supporter testifying on behalf of students at the Colorado State Capitol.
ORGANIZING TO EMPOWER PARENTS AND EDUCATORS
Stand Colorado is a member-based organization that empowers individuals who are just as passionate as we are about improving our education system across Colorado. Our team of organizers train and mobilize our members and leaders -- parents, educators, and community members -- to demand that local and state decision-makers do what’s right for kids. Our members and supporters show up, speak out, and vote to ensure every student gets a quality education and graduates from high school prepared for college.
Every day, decisions are made about education that impact children in every classroom. Our goal is to ensure the people making these decisions are well-informed champions for children and that their decisions are made in students’ best interest to have the greatest positive impact.
Learn more about our organizing program and campaigns.
ADVOCATING TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
In order for every child to graduate college-ready, policies need to be in place that provide the best outcome for all children, regardless of background. Education policies can dictate everything from length of a school day or year to funding distribution to staffing requirements to curriculum. Since it is our mission to ensure that all children receive an excellent education, regardless of background, we advocate for policies that will benefit children the most. In order for every child to graduate college and career-ready, smart education policies need to be in place that provide the best outcome for all children, regardless of background. We advocate for those policies at the Colorado General Assembly, the Colorado State Board of Education, and with local schools boards.