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The Young Center (Nonprofit )

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights protects and advances the rights and best interests of immigrant children according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and state and federal law.

Our goal is to change the immigration system so that children in immigration proceedings are recognized as children, and their best interests are made a part of the decision-making process.

Our Values:

  • Child-Centered
  • Courage
  • Accompaniment
  • Community
  • Equity and Justice

The Young Center is a champion for the best interests of children who arrive in the United States on their own, from all corners of the world. We serve as trusted allies for these children while they are in deportation proceedings, advocating for their best interests, and standing for the creation of a dedicated children’s immigrant justice system that ensures the safety and well-being of every child.

Young Center attorneys and social workers, along with bilingual volunteers, are appointed as Child Advocates (guardian ad litem) by the Department of Health and Human Services. 

The Young Center accepts referrals for the appointment of Child Advocates. Click here to be directed to the referral website.

There are many ways to join the Young Center in our fight for the rights and best interests of immigrant children.

Click here to donate, or here to make a recurring donation.

Click here to volunteer as a Child Advocate.

Click here to learn how you can become a Young Center Ambassador.

Click here to learn how you can become a corporate partner.

Click here to submit a confidential referral for a child in need of a Child Advocate.

Updated within the last 5 months.