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Youth Bill of Rights

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Boys & Girls Clubs believe that all youth should be guaranteed certain rights that give them a chance to have a great future. During this presidential election year, we are calling on our fellow Americans to help elevate the discussion around critical issues facing our nation’s youth, and ensure young people have a voice and place on the national agenda.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America, in partnership with Club members from our over 4,000 Clubs nationwide, has drafted 10 amendments hereby known as the Youth Bill of Rights.

Will you join us in supporting great futures and signing our Youth Bill of Rights?

We America's Youth...

Amendment I

Have the right to a safe environment in which adults advocate for ALL of us, and ALL of our rights.

Amendment II

Have the right to the educational opportunities that enable us to graduate from high school on time, with a plan for our future.

Amendment III

Have the right to engage in healthy habits that foster a strong body and mind. We have the right to the resources and knowledge that enable us to live healthy lifestyles.

Amendment IV

Have the right to become productive, caring, responsible citizens. We have the right to acquire the skills, training and access to help us become our nation’s future leaders. 

Amendment V

Have the right to a voice. We have opinions, ideas and concerns to share, and we want to know that someone is listening.

Amendment VI

Have the right to dream and become anything we can imagine. We have the right to become the leaders of tomorrow. We have the right to have jobs where we can make enough money to live on.

Amendment VII

Have the right to make mistakes so we can continue to learn and grow. We have the right to be supported and guided by those around us so we one day can be the change we want to see in the world. We have the right to make our mark on the world.

Amendment VIII

Have the right to feel accepted for who we are and where we come from.

Amendment IX

Have the right to celebrate, showcase and encourage artistic expression among our peers and ourselves.

Amendment X

Have the right to have fun and just be a kid!

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