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When my kids started attending Schmitt Elementary, I heard about the work that the parents had accomplished with Stand for Children. I was really interested in getting involved once I learned that only 40% of Colorado’s students are reading on grade-level at the end of third grade. I became hooked on the work because I loved how proactive Stand is – before long, I was phone banking, canvassing, and recruiting volunteers.
When Ivana [Parent Organizer] asked me if I wanted to testify in support of the Expansion of the READ Act bill in front of the House Education Committee, I was nervous but excited. I knew that the committee wanted to hear from parents and that my words were important. After I read from my testimony, some of the committee members asked questions, something that I hadn’t prepared for. However, I was able to answer them confidently by talking about my personal experiences and I walked away feeling incredibly empowered by the opportunity. It was incredible to hear that the bill passed out of the House later that day and eventually became signed into law a few weeks later. I am grateful to Stand Colorado for supporting the community and for believing in the power of parents.
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- Make a difference in your community