Youth Bill of Rights

Colorado9to25 is creating a movement to elevate our vision of what youth in Colorado deserve. The Youth Bill of Rights outlines rights that we believe should be ensured for every young person in Colorado. An action team of youth and adults created The Youth Bill of Rights (YBoR) after researching youth bills of rights from across the county and gathering feedback from youth and adults in Colorado.

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Click here to download the CO9to25 Youth Bill Of Rights

 Resources

To supplement the CO9to25 Youth Bill of Rights we’ve begun collecting resources to educate youth on specific statutes and policies that protect their rights. Take a look below and what we’ve found so far and feel free to add links to resources that you know of in the comment section of the page.

Student Rights at Public Schools

Can teachers search your locker whenever they want to? Can your principal censor your school newspaper?  This guide produced by The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado in 2014 has the answers for Colorado public school students.

http://static.aclu-co.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/CO_Student_KYR_Guide_0.pdf

LGBTQ Youth & Young Adult Rights

Lambda Legal has created a page specifically for youth and young adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) that is designed to help you know your rights and make sure they’re respected.

http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/youth

 

Colorado Gay-Straight Alliance “Make It Safe” Resource Guide

This guide serves as a resource for LGBTQ and allied students committed to combating bullying and creating a safer, more inclusive learning environment in Colorado schools. This guide includes information on laws and policies that protect students in schools and suggests activities that Gay-Straight Alliances can participate in to make their schools safer.

https://www.insideoutys.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/OC_MakeItSafe_GSA.pdf

 

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