Youth Activism Project

The Youth Activism Project in Washington, DC is led by Wendy Lesko. Their national clearinghouse encourages those not yet of voting age to be change agents by influencing both their peers and policymakers to address local and global problems, including in the education system. This nonprofit offers free strategic advice and leads to other youth-led efforts that are […]

Students Commission

The Students Commission is based in Toronto, Ontario. Founded in 1991 with a mission to help young people put their ideas for improving themselves, their communities and their world into action, The Students Commission became the lead of The Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement. An independent, charitable, non-governmental organization, The Students Commission is active across Canada, […]

3 Things Consulting

3 Things Consulting in Toronto, Ontario, seeks to “inspire and engage youth and their influencers everyday to make their lives healthier, their communities stronger and to have a deep understanding that they matter, they are important and they belong.” They help organizations and governments create processes, programs and opportunities for young people to feel this, believe this […]

Kentucky’s kid∙FRIENDLy Program

In 2014-15, SoundOut partnered with two regional school districts to support part of Kentucky’s student voice movement. The Green River Educational Cooperative and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative operate a program called kid∙FRIENDLy. Funded by the largest ED Race to the Top grant to-date, kid∙FRIENDLy brought in SoundOut staff to work with dozens of districts in their regions. kid∙FRIENDLy […]

Educational Service District 113 Youth Alliance

The Educational Service District 113 Student Support Services Team (ESD 113) facilitates the growth and development of school- and community-based academic, health, extracurricular, and social supports for K-12 students in southwest Washington. Challenge A national movement towards rallying similar organizations supporting similar young people in schools and during out-of-school time led ESD 113 to convene a similar coalition. […]