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Stand for Children: An education advocacy nonprofit

Stand for Children is working here in Tennessee and across the country—from the classroom to the Capitol—to mobilize people like you around a common goal of changing the odds for American children.

Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, college and career training.

Our Focus in Tennessee

We are focused on building a system of vibrant schools so all Tennessee kids have an equal opportunity for a bright future. That’s why we’re working to ensure:

  1. Parents are empowered and engaged in their children’s education.
  2. Teachers receive the support, relevant professional development, and meaningful feedback they need to do their best work.
  3. Schools have high expectations for their students and hold themselves accountable for their students’ success.
  4. Tennessee invests in our future with stable and adequate school funding. 

Our Theory of Change

We work on all levels - to help parents be empowered and involved at home, to make and implement changes in local schools, and to win policy changes at the state level that have a positive impact on kids and schools.

Meet our  staff, find out what we're up to in Memphis and Nashville, and get involved. 

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