Most people–including young people–struggle in silence. They deal with everything experienced in life and everything seen in the world MOSTLY in isolation. Change begins when people find their voice. Having a voice might be anything from talking to friends and family, testifying publicly at hearings or conferences, rhyming or singing about conditions, writing poetry or stories about experiences and feelings, (etc). Youth Justice Coalition demonstrates how this can be achieved in this resource.
The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) Model Code Comparison Tool presents communities with recommended language for alternatives to school pushout and zero-tolerance discipline practices. It highlights questions you can answer ... MORE
This May 2016 Huffington Post Blog from Eric Mann, Director of the Labor/Community Strategy Center, details the Strategy Center’s “ferocious uphill organizing” that removed military grade weapons from Los Angeles ... MORE
This report from the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign is a good resource for groups wanting to engage their school boards. The report offers strategies for campaigns to reduce suspensions ... MORE