Who is STAND?
STAND (Students Taking Action Now with Determination) is the voice of Rhode Island adult learners. The organization was founded in 2009 by current students and alumni of adult literacy (GED prep, English language classes and workforce training programs) and program leaders who are interested in helping others.
Our purpose is to represent adult learners across the state, and to develop those learners into leaders in their programs and communities. We work with adult learners on advocating for themselves, and assist agencies in developing leadership programs for their learners.
Our mission is to advocate for more access and better quality programs in order to improve the skills and knowledge of Rhode Island adult learners.
Our vision is that adults in Rhode Island will be empowered to seek the best educational opportunities possible in order to achieve their goals in work, family and within their communities.