Our Mission

School is powerful.  Children who stay in school are more likely to stay out of the criminal justice system.

  • A child who is suspended is twice as likely to be arrested during the month of their suspension. (Monahan, VanDerhei, Bechtold, & Caufmann, 2014)
  • Children with a history of suspensions were 68 percent more likely to drop out of school, according to a national study. (Suh, Suh, and Houston, 2007)
  • Academic improvement is associated with less delinquent behavior over time. (Hoffmann, Lance, and Spence, 2013)

Keeping children in school can improve their lives.

  • Students that stay in school and do not drop out have unemployment rates that are half their peers who leave school. The median pay among workers with a high school degree was $815 per week, compared to workers without a high school degree, who made only $471 per week. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013)

We advocate for students with disabilities to receive a good education and have a bright future.