Youth’s Healing and Wellness is a Human Right

Schools influence youth experiences beyond formal education—providing opportunities that affect their overall health such as meals, exercise, artistic expression, social opportunities, and mental health services. Yet these services are often distributed unequally or not at all.

We are challenging school systems (both traditional and charters) to provide the basic, quality health supports required to help Black and Brown students heal from trauma and lack of resources, so they can focus on academics and social/emotional growth.

“Treat culture as something students should feel proud of. A person's language and traditions shouldn't only be addressed through celebrations but to support youth to also feel proud of themselves and their identities.”