People most directly affected by injustice must lead efforts to set priorities, shape solutions, and push for change. The community's voice must be heard directly and unfiltered.
No one can do this work alone. Often students and parents feel isolated in the face of injustice. We work together and support one another as a community.
We affirm the various experiences and identities each person brings. We define family as the people standing up for a child in their lives.
A variety of tactics are needed to achieve our goals. We’re equally willing to work within the system and protest against it.
We engage in major policy and system change efforts while responding quickly to emerging issues.
As a membership organization that values direct action in pursuit of justice, we’re willing to push the limits and take risks – the situation demands it.
Grassroots doesn’t mean disorganized; we research and plan our strategies, train members, and run effective campaigns.
Each issue we address and each position we take is based on its merit and impact on students rather than any partisan or ideological position or institutional endorsement.
We always take the position that best serves our students’ and their families’ academic, social, physical, and cultural well-being – not the benefit of adults.