SoundOut Student Voice Summits

Since 2002, the SoundOut Student Voice Summits have served as launching pads for meaningful student involvement in districts across the United States. Description In a special in-school program, the SoundOut Student Voice Summit engages groups of traditional and non-traditional student leaders and focuses their energy, knowledge and ideas on how students can improve schools. Using […]

2016 SoundOut Summer Camp

The 2016 SoundOut Summer Camp is happening August 1-12 at Cleveland High School in Seattle, Washington. Over the last five years, SoundOut has partnered with Seattle Public Schools to teach more than 100 students how to change the world! This year, we’re teaching students how to TAKE CONTROL of their education and how to MAKE […]

Harmony Education Center

Harmony Education Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, worked to foster student-led research on education improvement in local schools. From 2009-10, fifty students in Indianapolis Public Schools, freshmen through seniors, researched the implementation of small schools in their district. Working with adult allies from Harmony, students asked several essential questions: What evidence do we have from other cities that […]

Generation YES

A national nonprofit organization based in Olympia, Washington called Generation YES promotes the role of technology in education by engaging students as expert trainers to teachers in elementary, middle and senior high schools. Students learn complex computer skills, as well as how to design lesson plans and deliver training. Educators, in turn, learn about students’ capacities […]

Breakthrough Collaborative

The Breakthrough Collaborative, based in San Francisco, California, is a highly successful after-school program for students of color. They have believed so strongly in the effectiveness of students as teachers that their tagline is “Students Teaching Students.” The organization shares the following anecdote: “During one of the first summers, several high school students who were acting […]