Ripples of Hope effectively leverages resources in order to maximize change. Our theory posits that by creating positive change on human rights issues affecting children in one state in each region of the country, we create momentum that leads to continued wide-scale, systemic change in that region and, eventually, to the entire country.
As we achieve policy reforms in different regions – we position advocates to build on that success year-after-year. This cultivates hope in every corner of the nation and creates a ripple effect that emboldens child advocates and inspires policymakers to champion similar reforms — creating more hope for future reforms.
Human Rights for Kids has 11 current and former state legislators from geographically and politically diverse regions of the country on its Board of Directors, making us uniquely positioned to successfully implement the Ripples of Hope strategy and create long-term, systemic change on children’s rights issues in the United States.