Student Voice Ambassador Program

Ambassadors take part in monthly professional development sessions, gain access to industry and staff support, have opportunities to share their experiences at international events, create resources to assist students nationwide in organizing and grow as leaders through a national coalition of young activists.

Monthly professional development sessions

Learn from education thought leaders and community activists to help you grow your organizing skills

Design a year-long passion project

Tailor the project to something you're passionate about and create a tangible impact in your community

Become a leader in a national coalition for school reform

Connect with student voice leaders and a vast network of educators

Meet the 2019-20 Ambassadors

Aleeza Yakoob
Blacklick, OH
Founder of Our Town and Zero Hour Ohio.
Allie Graham
Battle Creek, MI
Serves as a youth placement on the Board of Trustee for the Battle Creek Community Foundation and passionate about philanthropy, community and youth empowerment. Loves lacrosse, reading and iced coffee.
Louise Kim
New York, NY
Believes in the power of educating oneself and others on social justice and activism, and fights for an equitable community. Enjoys studying French and math, reading and writing poetry and plays, drinking bubble tea, and learning languages.
Hannah Schoettmer
Bellevue, WA
Audrey Watson
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Passionate about stopping the climate crisis and animal rights. Believes that everyone deserves equal rights. Is an active volunteer for the New Jersey Student Climate Advocates and Greenpeace, and runs a Sunrise hub in her community. Enjoys spending time with animals (especially horses), reading and being in nature.
Irving Montes De Oca
Vernon Hills, IL
Serves as a member of Model United Nations and an ally of the Black Association of Stevenson Students (B.A.S.S.). Enjoys hanging out with friends as well as using social media as a way to inform people on current events.
Camden Sharkey
Colorado Springs, CO
Believes that everyone is fundamentally capable of kindness. Lover of theater, politics and talking to people in general.
Eugenie Budnik
La Mesa, CA
Deeply invested activist who is heavily involved with March for Our Lives San Diego and Everytown for Gun Safety, and also acts as Director of Operations for the organization Indivisible Students. Loves reading, singing and traveling.
Fiona Maguire
Middletown, NJ
Is passionate about serving her community as a peer leader, EMT Cadet, political activist and local volunteer. She is also an avid rock climber and long time practitioner of Aikido, a martial art centered around non violence and defense.
Sage Gladstone
Syosset, NY
Determined to hone her leadership skills as a social activist and student advocate through nonprofits such as ERASE Racism and Days for Girls. Her mission is to ensure equity and equality in schools worldwide. Enjoys hiking, reading and drinking kombucha.
Nyamï Aghedo
Charlotte, NC
Maria Cheng
Houston, TX
Passionate about Planet Earth and activism. Either planning a climate strike or watching The Office right now.
Manu Onteeru
Sterling, VA
Advocating for racial and socioeconomic equality in magnet schools nationwide. Equally passionate about debate and warm cookies.
Matthew Yekell
Houston, TX
Olivia Bokesch
Columbia, SC
Co-founder of Faces of Feminism, a media platform meant to empower, inspire, and life up the voices of others. Passionate about equity and access for all. Can be found playing tennis, writing poetry, or watching the Blacklist.