Just because youth might not yet have the right to vote or have other privileges of legally recognized adulthood, all young people still have basic, constitutionally protected rights and freedoms. The ACLU dedicates resources to defending youth and educating students about their rights. Youth activists are also involved with the ACLU on issues related to free speech, LGBTQ, drug policy, sex education and health, as well as religious freedom.
In Wisconsin, the ACLU works with schools, community based organizations and ACLU Student Alliances for the protection, advancement and education of student rights. Please visit our youth page for more information on our programs.