Join the Student Voice Learning Lab

Open to young people across the United States, the Spring 2021 Learning Lab is focused on the ins and outs of People, Power, and Policy Change. We'll learn all about how decisions are made at the state and local level that impact our educations, and how we can build student power for changes that make our schools and communities more equitable and just places.

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Our Belief

We believe that in order to achieve equity and justice in our schools, power must be meaningfully shifted towards young people.

Our Power

Our power comes from each of you, making difference in your schools, communities, districts, and states. Together, we create national change.

Our Community

We connect passionate students like you from across the country and share resources so you can amplify your voices to create change.

Our Leaders

We learn together, from student and adult leaders, to make an impact and achieve education justice. We support you as you lead local change.

Spring 2021 People, Power, and Policy Change Training Schedule

February 4
8pm EST / 5pm PST
Welcome to Student Voice!

Learn about Student Voice, the Student Bill of Rights, and how student-adult partnership can make a difference in your school and community

February 11
8pm EST / 5pm PST
Policy Deep Dive:
Resource Equity

Dive deep into educational equity and how policy decisions impact your schools' funding, teachers, and the overall resources you have to learn

February 25
8pm EST / 5pm PST
How To:
Impact Your State & District Budgeting Process

Learn where the money for your education comes from, how states and districts chose to spend it, and how you can impact the decisions they make  

March 11
8pm EST / 5pm PST
Policy Deep Dive:
Assessment & Accountability

Explore how schools are measured, why you've taken so many standardized tests, and what alternatives could exist to assess your learning

April 8
8pm EST / 5pm PST
How To:
Engage in State Level Advocacy

Learn how state legislatures are structured, how they impact our education, and how to influence their decision making

April 22
8pm EST / 5pm PST
Policy Deep Dive:
Curriculum Equity

Discover what schools could look like if they equipped students to analyze the our country's history of injustice and respond in real time as civic actors

May 6
8pm EST / 5pm PST

Reflect on "allyship" vs. solidarity, performative vs. meaningful action, and how to practice authentic solidarity

May 22
8pm EST / 5pm PST
How To:
Use Storytelling for Social Change

Critically reflect on your experiences in school and learn to use personal narratives and storytelling as a vehicle for social change

May 27
8pm EST / 5pm PST
How To:
Build Student Power

Hear from a panel of incredible student organizers who have taken action in their school, districts, and states—and won.

Then What?
New trainings each semester!
Stay tuned for information about next semester's Learning Lab!