Join the Student Voice Learning Lab

Through conversations with experienced student leaders and industry professionals, the Learning Lab connects you with critical information that dictates the process of movement building, including networking, storytelling, facilitating and much more.

The Fall 2020 Learning Lab is now open. Join the District Direct Action Leadership Training to learn the ins and outs of school boards, school districts and how to advocate for local change in your school system.

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Open to all students

Whether you’re just starting out or already an experienced changemaker, all student leaders are welcome to join the Learning Lab.

Develop advocacy skills

Discover the essential skills for all changemakers to know, including movement building, communicating and action planning.

Join a network of leaders

Meet passionate students like you from across the nation and share resources to amplify your voices to broader audiences.

Engage with experts

Learn from experts working in a range of disciplines about the history of the movement and strategies for making an impact on your school.

Fall 2020 District Direct Action Leadership Training

September 10
8pm EST/ 5pm PST
Types of School Board Action

Demystifying the role of districts, school boards and how to advocate

September 24
8pm EST/ 5pm PST
Back to School Roundtable

Process transitions back to school and listen to other students’ experiences

October 8
Time TBD
School Board Elections Panel

Why do school board elections matter? How can students participate? How do we hold candidates accountable?

October 22
Time TBD
Public Goods in Education

Explore school funding, the digital divide, universal school lunch and the role of districts and school boards in making education accessible and equitable

November 5
Time TBD
Holding Boards Accountable

Learn how to testify at your school boards, petition board members and make a plan for action

November 19
Time TBD
Advocating for Students on Boards

Hear from students who have sat on local school boards and advocated for student power in electoral bodies

December 10
Time TBD
Where Do I Go From Here?

Start to build power in your own community and make a plan to win

Spring Semester
Policy, Practice and Power
Stay tuned for information about the Spring 2021 Learning Lab!