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AMBASSADORS PROGRAM

A project incubator for students with proposals to address education justice issues in their schools and communities

The Student Voice Ambassadors Program guides a cohort of 14 students from across the United States through the design and execution of a community-based project focused on an education justice issue that interests them.

PROGRAM FEATURES

Propose a project addressing an education justice issue in your community

Submit a project proposal that addresses injustices in your school and community and receive one-on-one mentorship and resources to accomplish your project.

Receive a $1,000 stipend for your work

Receive a $1,000 stipend for participation in the program, as well as access to optional paid opportunities with Student Voice partners.

Join a dedicated community of student organizers

Build community with your fellow Ambassadors across the country who care about justice in our schools and world and who are engaging in similar work.

FAQs

Will I get paid for participating in the Student Voice Ambassadors Program?

Yes! All Student Voice Ambassadors will receive a $1,000 stipend for their work throughout the year, dependent on successful completion of the program.

What is the difference between the Organizing Fellowship and the Ambassador Program?

The Organizing Fellowship is a skill-building program to equip beginner education justice organizers with the knowledge and experience to take action in their schools and community. The Ambassador Program is a project incubator that brings experienced organizers together to create tangible change over the course of a school year. In short, the Organizing Fellowship builds leaders, while Student Voice Ambassadors build projects!

Do I need to have a fully formed project proposal in order to apply to the Ambassador Program?

Having a detailed and thought-out project helps us understand your pitch better, but it’s definitely okay if there are some unknowns! Our program leaders will work closely with Ambassadors to design and flesh out their projects before getting started with implementation. As long as you have a solid understanding of the problem you want to tackle and a general idea of how you want to address it, you’re good to apply!

Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns?

Please email Evon Mahesh, Student Voice Programs Director, at evon@stuvoice.org!

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ORGANIZING FELLOWSHIP

A skill-building program for students interested in learning key skills in education justice organizing

The Student Voice Organizing Fellowship trains 25 high school students from across the United States in education justice organizing and leadership development.

PROGRAM FEATURES

Learn the fundamentals of organizing for educational equity

Receive access to education justice-centered political education and organizing trainings and grow as an activist and advocate.

Receive a $1,000 stipend for your work

Receive a $1,000 stipend for participation in the program, as well as access to optional paid opportunities with Student Voice partners.

Join a dedicated team of student organizers

Build community with Organizing Fellows across the country and receive 1:1 mentorship from Student Voice team members.

FAQs

Will I get paid for participating in the Student Voice Organizing Fellowship?

Yes! All Student Voice Organizing Fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend for their work throughout the year, dependent on successful completion of the program.

What is the difference between the Organizing Fellowship and the Ambassador Program?

The Organizing Fellowship is a skill-building program to equip beginner education justice organizers with the knowledge and experience to take action in their schools and community. The Ambassador Program is a project incubator that brings experienced organizers together to create tangible change over the course of a school year. In short, the Organizing Fellowship builds leaders, while Student Voice Ambassadors build projects!

If I become an Organizing Fellow, what is my monthly commitment?

Every month, you will have two 1 hour-long Fellowship-wide calls for skills training and community building — likely on Sunday evenings to accommodate everyone’s busy schedules. Additionally, every month, you’ll receive one assignment (for example, testifying at your school board or hosting a roundtable with your classmates) to put your new skills into practice. These assignments are low-pressure and for your own learning, and you will have access to coordinators more than happy to walk you through any questions that you have! Overall, this should add up to roughly 2-5 hours of commitment per week.

Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns?

Please email Evon Mahesh, Student Voice Programs Director, at evon@stuvoice.org!

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JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP

A cohort of student journalists writing about equity issues in their schools and communities

The Student Voice Journalism Fellowship is a cohort of 18 students from across the United States passionate about reporting on issues within their local and national school communities.

PROGRAM FEATURES

Explore key narratives in your school and community

Explore injustices in your school and community through narrative and receive opportunities to write about equity issues you've experienced or taken action around.

Receive a $1,000 stipend for your work

Receive a $1,000 stipend for participation in the program, as well as access to optional paid opportunities with Student Voice partners.

Access extensive professional development in journalism

Explore different forms of journalism, including op-ed fundamentals, state and local politics, and data journalism, through monthly units and learn from industry professionals.

FAQs

Will I get paid for participating in the Student Voice Journalism Fellowship?

Yes! All Student Voice Journalism Fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend for their work throughout the year, dependent on successful completion of the program.

Will I need to submit grades, letter of recommendations, and a resume for the program?

No, we do not require any of the above in order to participate in this program.

What is the average time commitment for this program?

Our Journalism Fellowship is an intensive writing program, so Fellows are expected to commit around 5 hours/week to Fellowship activities.

I don’t have a journalistic writing sample to submit, what should I do?

Please submit any writing sample that you are proud of! It’s okay if it’s not a journalistic piece.

Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns?

Please email Evon Mahesh, Student Voice Programs Director, at evon@stuvoice.org!

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LEARNING LAB

A training series open to all K-12 students across the U.S. about the fundamentals of education justice

The Student Voice Learning Lab is a training series open to all K-12 students across the United States that introduces the fundamentals of how education systems work and how students can be a part of addressing structural inequities in our schools.

PROGRAM FEATURES

Join online trainings about education justice issues

Engage in ongoing trainings about how structural inequities have shaped our schools and how youth power can address them, hosted twice a month on Zoom.

Receive access to opportunities in the field of education

Receive resources and mentorship from the Student Voice team and access to optional paid opportunities to engage with Student Voice partners through panels and events

Join a national community of students passionate about educational equity

Feel like you're the only student who cares about justice in your school? Join Student Voice's tight-knit national community of students who care about equity in schools.

FAQs

Will I get paid for participating in the Student Voice Learning Lab?

Membership in the Student Voice Learning Lab is not stipended. However, members will receive invitations to regular optional paid opportunities through Student Voice through both our organization and partners in our national network.

What if I can’t make every call?

That’s totally fine! Students are welcome to join as many or as few Learning Lab calls as they chose, and are encouraged to invite their peers.

What if I want to become more involved with Student Voice?

The Learning Lab is designed to support varying levels of engagement within the organization! In addition to joining training calls, students can sign up for one-on-one meetings with Student Voice team members to explore personal goals and interests. Opportunities to engage in national Student Voice campaigns and in opportunities with partner organizations will regularly be shared with Learning Lab members.

Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns?

Please email Evon Mahesh, Student Voice Programs Director, at evon@stuvoice.org!

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