Step Up For Students joins with millions of Americans and people around the world in seeking justice for Black lives lost to racial and police violence and in condemnation of our nation’s long history of systemic racism and injustice. We firmly believe that Black lives matter, and we will continue to spread that message through education and community outreach.
As these tragic events have unfolded repeatedly, most recently with the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many others whose names we may not know, we have been horrified and traumatized to our core.
To all of those in the Black community, the families we serve, our colleagues, friends and loved ones, we stand in solidarity with you. We support and fight with you as you face injustice. We support your right to be heard.
We believe to be silent on these issues is to be complicit.
We do not have all the answers, but we are dedicated to denouncing injustice for all. We want to be on the frontlines of eradicating systemic and institutionalized racism and injustice. Therefore, we will continue using our platform in education choice to help our families and schools become agents of change.
We know that this simple but powerful act of expanding learning options puts more children on the path to long-term success. We are committed to finding even more ways to combat racism and move toward equity.
“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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