How to Advocate for Your Child: Toolkit for Black and Brown Parents and Guardians
Many don’t know that prisons are built based on the number of third-graders who fail – this is how the term school-to-prison pipeline was coined. The school-to-prison pipeline is a disturbing national trend where Black and Brown children are disproportionately funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems because of harsh, excessive, and wrongful punishments, and discriminatory disciplinary policies.
Parents are in need of resources to help them powerfully advocate for their children. As a natural extension of its school-to-prison pipeline advocacy work, The Honey Brown Hope Foundation created the “How to Advocate for Your Child: Toolkit for Black and Brown Parents and Guardians." The toolkit includes: 10 recommendations for parents to advocate for their children; parent-teacher conference guide; guide to handle discipline issues; and sample letters and worksheets.