We Believe That Every Child Has The Right:
…to receive loving care and respect as a unique human being.
…to grow up in freedom and dignity in a neighborhood of people who accept them with understanding, respect, and friendship.
…to receive education, training, and career guidance to prepare for a useful and satisfying life.
…to receive help in overcoming emotional, physical, intellectual or social deprivation.
…to be cherished by a family of their own, either his/her family helped by readily available services and supports to reassume his/her care, an adoptive family, or a continuing foster family.
…to receive help in understanding and dealing with family issues, and in developing confidence in their own self worth.
“When I fight about what is going on in the neighborhood, or when I fight about what is happening to other people’s children, I’m doing that because I want to leave a community and a world that is better than the one I found.”
–Marian Wright Edelman
American Activist for the Rights of Children