1972 Omaha North High School Student Assembly

North High School in Omaha, Nebraska, is my alma mater. Coincidentally, they made strides in student voice advocacy long before I ever got there. Here’s what I have uncovered. Starting in the late 1960s, students at North High School in Omaha, Nebraska, struggled to promote student voice in school. By the time I was attending […]

São Paulo Students Occupy Schools

  SoundOut is excited to share this piece by Lilian L’Abbate Kelian and Iara Haasz about recent student-led activism in São Paulo, Brazil!   Occupy Schools: Students in São Paulo Demanding A Role In Improving Education Written by Iara Haasz and Lilian L’Abbate Kelian, November 19, 2015 (São Paulo, Brazil) — On November 10, 2015, public school students in São Paulo State […]

Organization of Ontario Secondary Students

The Organization of Ontario Secondary Students, or OOSS, is a network of students who want to address education issues in Ontario and beyond. Activities The OOSS has one goal: to push students past what they thought was possible. We know there can be many hurdles ranging from school to finances with anything one does. We want […]

New York High School Student Union

The New York High School Student Union operated in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Activities The NY Union worked with hundreds of students statewide to create a list of ten demands for schools. No suspensions, involuntary transfers, exclusion from classes, detention, harassment of students. Due process for students. No cops in schools, no narcos, security guards, plain […]

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 […]