Does Your School Excessively Suspend Students of Color?

Our schools treat certain children differently from their peers. Children, as young as preschoolers, are subject to discrimination and bias, which can alter their future in sinister ways. School disciplinary practices disproportionately affect children of color, and it is a … Read More & Comment »

Youth Blog Series: What Does Raise the Age Mean to You?

Westchester Children’s Association received a grant through the Westchester Community Foundation to teach two Teen Advocacy Leadership courses. We focused the advocacy lessons around one of our priority issues, Raise the Age (click here to learn more about RTA). We … Read More & Comment »

Youth Blog Series: What Does Raise the Age Mean to You?

Westchester Children’s Association received a grant through the Westchester Community Foundation to teach two Teen Advocacy Leadership courses. We focused the advocacy lessons around one of our priority issues, Raise the Age (click here to learn more about RTA). We … Read More & Comment »

Youth Blog Series: What Does Raise the Age Mean to You?

Westchester Children’s Association received a grant through the Westchester Community Foundation to teach two Teen Advocacy Leadership courses. We focused the advocacy lessons around one of our priority issues, Raise the Age (click here to learn more about RTA). We … Read More & Comment »

Chart: Westchester youth of color are disproportionately more likely to be arrested for a crime than white youth

A Better Juvenile Justice System for Our Youth and Our Communities

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that the #RaisetheAge campaign is really picking up steam. Along with many concerned community members and nonprofit partners, Westchester Children’s Association has been pushing for juvenile justice reforms. These reforms would give young people who have been convicted of a crime better access to the age-appropriate services that will help them turn their lives around. Learn more about the proposed reforms with this infographic. Read More & Comment »

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Raising the Bar on Academic Achievement

In the United States, long after the words “land of the free” were written on the back of a letter in Franklin Scott Key’s pocket, racial inequality is still a reality in our world today, even in our county of … Read More & Comment »

Civil Rights in Public Schools

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights recently released the latest report on civil rights data for all public schools in the country for 2011-2012. For the first time ever, the Civil Rights Data Collection database allows you … Read More & Comment »