Youth and Students' Rights

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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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24 02, 2021

Statement on Advancement of Bill Excluding Transgender Student Athletes from School Sports

2021-02-24T17:49:54-06:00 February 24th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN comment on advancement of bill that would prohibit transgender student athletes from participating in athletics consistent with their gender identity

21 10, 2020

Groups Urge Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association to Protect Athletes’ Religious Freedom

2020-10-21T15:35:47-05:00 October 21st, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

We joined with the American Muslim Advisory Council to urge the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association to remove the requirement that student athletes get prior approval before wearing religious headgear.