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 SCHOOLS BETTER.
By participating (full attendance) in this program, students will receive 0.5 elective credit, and will be able to earn up to 20 service learning hours for participating in continuing activities throughout the school year.
Between August 3 and August 14, 2015, SoundOut is taking up residence at Cleveland High School in Seattle, Washington.
Over those two weeks, twenty high school students will join SoundOut staff to learn how to change the world, starting with the education system they spend at least thirteen years participating in. As a predominantly African American and Asian American school in a low-income neighborhood, there are plenty of opportunities to create change!
With six hours of programming everyday, students will experience hands-on, practical learning opportunities. FUN is at the middle of everything, and we’ll also be infusing critical thinking, reflection and sustainability lessons throughout the entirety of the camp.
As part of the ongoing SoundOut Student Voice Team at Cleveland, the students will make plans for action with our partners at Service Learning Seattle throughout the 2015-16 school year and have unique opportunities to contribute to school improvement planning, teaching professional development and more.
Wanna see how its going? Stay tuned over the next few weeks as I live blog from Cleveland!
This video features our work in a school in Washington State called the Secondary Academy for Success, or SAS. At SAS, we provided professional development for teachers. We also facilitated skill-building and knowledge-sharing workshops for students, as well as an informational night for parents and the community.
Afterwards, students co-led a school-wide student forum where we all collected info about school improvement. Students eventually partnered with teachers to co-create designs for a new school building, as well as provide ongoing input in the overall school improvement planning process. Watch the video, read the report and share your comments below!
Located in Olympia, Washington,CommonAction Consulting is the home of SoundOut, and is led by Adam Fletcher.
Over the last decade, CommonAction Consulting has worked for more than 200 schools across the United States and Canada. Working with K-12 buildings, districts, state and provincial education agencies, SoundOut has helped educators create sustainable, effective approaches to engaging students as partners throughout the education system.
In addition to SoundOut, CommonAction is also home to initiatives focused on youth engagement in communities (The Freechild Project) and personal engagement.