SoundOut Tools

We create tools to support students, educators and advocates for Meaningful Student Involvement, student voice, student engagement and student/adult partnerships.

SoundOut for Meaningful Student Involvement

Meaningful Student Involvement Toolbox

Outlines the frameworks, examples, research and more.

The U.S. education system, illustrated as a bus by

Understanding Schools Toolbox

Exposes the system, practices and culture of the education system.

Student Voice Meaningful Student Involvement Student Engagement Process

Theory and Practice

Explores the heart of SoundOut, what we do and why we do it.

Barriers to Students

Barriers to School Transformation

When looking through the lenses of Meaningful Student Involvement, barriers become obvious.

SoundOut Workshop Guide

Workshop Guide for Student/Adult Partnerships

25+ original workshop outlines for classes, programs and more – FREE!

SoundOut for Student Voice

Student Voice Toolbox

Highlights what, how, when, where, who and why student voice matters.

Students on School Boards Toolbox

Students on School Boards Toolbox

Details laws, examples, tips and more for student involvement in boards of education.

United States Student Voice Directory

United States Student Voice Directory

A state-by-state exploration of student voice, including examples, research and more.

Canadian Student Voice Directory

Canadian Student Voice Directory

Provides a clear and comprehensive national scan of what is happening across Canada.

SoundOut Student Voice Program


This is a collection of tools, articles, examples and more that may be useful for classroom teachers and others who work directly with students everyday.

SoundOut for Students


As active, engaged change agents, students can transform education. These tools can help them do that.

SoundOut for Communities


Building leaders, district and state officials and other administrators can be central to engaging students throughout education.

SoundOut for Communities


Parents, school board members, building volunteers, nonprofit staff and other community members support, advocate and challenge schools to do more.

SoundOut for Administrators


SoundOut has made reports, curriculum, guides and more available for students, educators and others concerned with the topics we cover.



More than 200 articles are available through our database covering every topic imaginable related to student voice. Our projects, theory, and more are highlighted throughout.