Constitutional rights aren't only for adults, and they do not end when you pass through a schoolhouse door.

The ACLU of North Carolina works to protect young people and students from discrimination, injustice, and violence, and to ensure that their constitutional rights -- including their rights to free speech, religious liberty, due process,  equal protection, and freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures -- are respected.

We have worked with students and families across the state to challenge book bans and discriminatory dress codes, protect and advance the rights of immigrant, LGBTQ and gender nonconforming youth, dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline that disproportionately disciplines and sends children of color or with disabilities into the criminal justice system, and more.

Together we can build a North Carolina that supports all young people, protects the next generation, and promotes the values of liberty and justice for all.

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