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CR Insider: Every Child Deserves a Chance to Thrive

CR Insider: Every Child Deserves a Chance to Thrive

By Bill McNabb

A year ago, Children’s Rights honored Bill McNabb, former CEO of Vanguard and a longtime champion of children. He consistently supports programs that improve outcomes for low-income students and expand access to education. Bill is stepping up for kids again in 2020 by tapping into his skills as an accomplished rower and long-distance cyclist to […]

CR Insider: Moots stands up for Children’s Rights

CR Insider: Moots stands up for Children’s Rights

By Brent Whittington

Moots, the iconic hand-crafted bike company based in Steamboat Springs, CO, has climbed onboard the 2020 Children’s Rights Challenge as a corporate sponsor. Here we have a quick chat with Moots owner, Brent Whittington, to talk about his company, his love of cycling, and the high-performing, gorgeous bike everyone is talking about. Join Challenge Which […]

Congress must support older youth in the next COVID-19 relief bill

Congress must support older youth in the next COVID-19 relief bill

Children’s Rights joins national organizations in supporting the Supporting Foster Youth and Families Through the Pandemic Act. On Friday, August 7, 2020, Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski introduced The Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act (HR 7947). This bipartisan legislation would provide a comprehensive approach to address the serious […]

We cannot wait for another child to die

We cannot wait for another child to die

“Nothing could be worse than a return to normality,” writes political activist and award-winning author Arundhati Roy in her latest essay, ‘The Pandemic Is a Portal.’ “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew.” As we continue grappling with the effects of COVID-19 and examining the systems embedded […]

Taking action now so no young person is left behind in this pandemic

Taking action now so no young person is left behind in this pandemic

By Shereen Arthur White, staff attorney

Young people in and aging out of foster care have been hit hard by COVID-19. Under normal circumstances, these youth already face incredible odds, but under a pandemic, their chances of becoming unemployed, struggle to access food or other basics, or to become homeless increase exponentially. Due to the difficulties and trauma foster youth often […]

Honoring Atteeyah Hollie, Fearless Children’s Lawyer

Honoring Atteeyah Hollie, Fearless Children’s Lawyer

By Ira Lustbader

Atteeyah Hollie, senior attorney at the Southern Center for Human Rights, honored as the ABA’s June Fearless Children’s Lawyer. Our litigation director, Ira Lustbader, interviews Atteeyah on her accomplishments and 2020 reflections.

A Victory for South Carolina Kids During COVID-19

A Victory for South Carolina Kids During COVID-19

Yesterday, a federal judge in South Carolina issued an opinion and order that is strongly in line with the policy changes that Children’s Rights has been urging to address the immediate health risks to children in group living situations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: it is impossible for children who share eating, sleeping, bathroom, educational and […]

Report Exposes the Effects of COVID-19 on LGBTQ+ Youth in Care

Report Exposes the Effects of COVID-19 on LGBTQ+ Youth in Care

This Pride Month marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions. But Pride 2020 differs from previous years – with celebrations canceled or moved to virtual space as people are forced to continue to social distance. For many LGBTQ+ young people involved in the child welfare system, this means they are living in unsupportive […]

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