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The Constitution doesn’t place age requirements on our freedoms. ACLU-TN works to ensure that every student has the equal opportunity to attend nurturing and safe schools that provide high quality education free from discrimination. Highlights of our youth rights work include defending students’ free speech and privacy rights, preserving students’ religious freedom, protecting LGBT youth from harassment and bullying, and working to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.

We also offer a robust youth engagement program, including internships, students’ rights conferences and more.

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26 03, 2017

Day 66: Stop life without parole for juvenile offenders

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Stop life without parole for juvenile offenders This week, lawmakers will take up a bill that would eliminate life without parole for minors and give children caught up in [...]

25 03, 2017

Day 65: Watch “Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice” about ACLU-TN’s history

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Watch "Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice" about ACLU-TN's history From the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial to representing Dr. Martin Luther King during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike to [...]

21 03, 2017

Day 61: Make the dream of college a reality for Tennessee high school graduates

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Make the dream of college a reality for Tennessee high school graduates For thousands of TN students, the dream of going to college and choosing a career isn't accessible [...]

14 03, 2017

Make the Dream of College a Reality for Tennessee High School Graduates

2017-03-20T15:49:25+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

For thousands of students in Tennessee who work hard and graduate from high school, the dream of going to college and choosing a career isn’t accessible or realistic. Why not? [...]

11 03, 2017

Day 51: Share our Youth Activism Manual with a young freedom fighter

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Share ACLU-TN’s Youth Activism Manual with a budding young freedom fighter Mary Beth Tinker was 13 when she became a catalyst for the student speech movement. Ruby Bridges was [...]

9 03, 2017

Day 49: Make your plans to join a People Power training on March 11

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Make your plans to join a People Power training on March 11 This Saturday at 4 PM CT, thousands of freedom fighters across the country are meeting up to [...]

4 03, 2017

Day 44: Tell lawmakers that we are sick and tired of legislation that harms transgender students

2017-03-28T06:53:25+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell Tennessee lawmakers that we are sick and tired of legislation that harms transgender students Last year, a broad coalition of Tennesseans came together to defeat a bill that [...]

26 02, 2017

Day 38: Share ACLU-TN’s “Get Help” form

2017-03-28T06:53:27+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Share ACLU-TN’s “Get Help” form The ACLU receives thousands of requests for legal assistance from individuals throughout the state who are looking for help defending their civil liberties and [...]