The Freedom to Learn

Freedom to Learn is the umbrella that encompasses all of our work for educational justice.

The Padres & Jovenes Unidos Freedom to Learn Vision is based on the idea that education is a right, not a privilege.

We believe that all students, regardless of race, income, or immigration status, deserve equal access to high-quality public schools that prepare them for college and equal access to higher education.

Through youth- and parent-led organizing campaigns, Freedom to Learn directly addresses the root causes of institutional racism and poverty that is manifested in the low expectations and lack of investment in the education of low-income students of color.

Our Freedom to Learn Vision includes our five campaigns:

  1. College Prep for All  - Quality Extended Learning Time
  2. End the School-to-Jail Track
  3. Health Justice
  4. Immigrant Student Rights
  5. CSR Colorado