Research shows that dropout rates, student achievement, and workforce readiness will improve by integrating student voices in the classroom and in society.
Student Voice was inspired by the lack of student voices in education. The Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations identifies that the higher the grade level, the less students believe they have a say in educational decision-making and the more students expressed concern in the lack of curiosity and creativity in their current classroom environment. Increasing student engagement in schools has a direct correlation with higher grades and lower drop-out rates.
Strengthening the student voice will positively change the education climate.
Who we are
Student Voice is a for-students-by-students nonprofit organization spearheading a social movement to integrate student voices into the global education conversation. Our non-partisan outlook allows us to best address student issues through reach of our digital platform, depth of our network, and communication of the student voice initiative.
What we do
Student Voice strives to advance the student movement by bridging the gap between students and education communities around the world. Our social reach allows us to amplify and aggregate student voices through dialogue and facilitated discussions, and our Student Voice Live! education summits organize the community to provide an avenue for action. The Student Voice in Action program accelerates school and community improvement through supporting the implementation of student voice practices and philosophies.
What sets us apart?
As students, we have a unique perspective of the education ecosystem. We are the only student-led organization to integrate student voices into global education improvement efforts. Students need to be included in conversations and decisions that affect their lives, and we make this possible.
In May 2012, students around the world formed Student Voice with the creation of the #StuVoice Twitter chats. Soon, politicians, Fortune 100 companies, education corporations, reporters, teachers, parents and community members joined the conversation to discuss ways to make the the education ecosystem symbiotic for all involved.
Inspired by this conversation, Student Voice transformed the digital dialogue into a physical gathering called Student Voice Live! with satellite events in dozens of countries on six continents around the world. Conversations that were once confined to 140 characters blossomed into meaningful exchanges between students, teachers, policymakers and key stakeholders in the education community and beyond.
Started from the bottom
Now a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, Student Voice is pioneering the way toward global education reform. Our digital dialogues and education summits aim to inspire and empower students to take charge of their educations and their lives.