Students Taking Charge

This is a description of the Students Taking Charge program led by SoundOut from 2008 through 2011.

From 2008 through 2011, SoundOut helped lead a national program called Students Taking Charge from Action for Healthy Kids. In addition to coordinating program operations for 11 middle schools and high schools across Washington State, SoundOut provided technical assistance and public speaking for the national operations, including in Chicago and New Hampshire.

Focused on improving knowledge, increasing self-efficacy and promoting meaningful student involvement through youth advocacy in schools, Students Taking Charge sought to

  • Engage youth leaders in high schools
  • Introduce youth leaders to the power of advocacy and empower them as effective change agents in school communities
  • Drive real and sustainable change in the school environment

Schools supported by SoundOut received training, tools and technical assistance on Meaningful Student Involvement, student empowerment, engaging disengaged students, changing school systems, and more. They included…

  1. Highlands Middle School
  2. Park Middle School
  3. Kiona-Benton Middle School
  4. McFarland Middle School
  5. New Horizons Alternative High School
  6. Lewis and Clark High School
  7. Black Hills High School
  8. Pateros High School Paterson School
  9. Prosser Falls Alternative High School
  10. River’s Edge Alternative High School
  11. School of the Arts

Learn more about the Students Taking Charge program from Action for Healthy Kids supported by SoundOut »

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