Summer Camp Day Two: Why School?

On day two of the 2015 SoundOut Student Voice Summer Camp, students began to make meaning of the question, “Why school?” Our camp cohort, who are all students of color, are enlivened by the question. Suddenly connecting camp with their regular school year learning, they connect schools with issues like gentrification, white privilege, discrimination and […]

Students as Integrated ResourceS (SIRS)

At Hudson High School of Teaching Technology in New York City, New York, students can participate in a program called Students as Integrated ResourceS, or SIRS. The program positions students in active student/adult partnerships that can foster Meaningful Student Involvement. According to the teachers who operate it,  students volunteer and come in after school to participate in a hands on […]

StudentVoicesNUA™

StudentVoicesNUA™ is a program of the National Urban Alliance. It provides students with opportunities to co-create with teachers innovative curriculum-related projects using 21st century technology, to increase their involvement in professional development, to mediate literacy and learning strategies for parents, and to participate in leadership discussions and decision-making. An exciting part of StudentVoicesNUA™ is having students co-teach […]

The Neutral Zone

In 1998, teens in Ann Arbor, Michigan worked together with adult allies to form a nonprofit youth center called The Neutral Zone. Driven and centered by young people and their interests, the organization has made powerful inroads for youth throughout their area. In 2012, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) approached the organization about infusing student voice […]

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Student Advisory Board

The Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Student Advisory Board was created to include student voice and perspectives in statewide education policy decisions. Additionally, including student voice at the local level is a critical component of the mission of Graduation Matters Montana. Related Content Students on School Boards in Montana Student Voice in Montana Elsewhere Online Student […]