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.Join Now
We believe that in order to achieve equity and justice in our schools, power must be meaningfully shifted towards young people.
Our power comes from each of you, making difference in your schools, communities, districts, and states. Together, we create national change.
We connect passionate students like you from across the country and share resources so you can amplify your voices to create change.
We learn together, from student and adult leaders, to make an impact and achieve education justice. We support you as you lead local change.
Learn about Student Voice, the Student Bill of Rights, and how student-adult partnership can make a difference in your school and community
Dive deep into educational equity and how policy decisions impact your schools' funding, teachers, and the overall resources you have to learn
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
Explore how schools are measured, why you've taken so many standardized tests, and what alternatives could exist to assess your learning
Learn how state legislatures are structured, how they impact our education, and how to influence their decision making
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
Reflect on "allyship" vs. solidarity, performative vs. meaningful action, and how to practice authentic solidarity
Hear from a panel of incredible student organizers who have taken action in their school, districts, and states—and won.
The nine rights serve as the foundation to the student voice movement. Learn how to apply them in your school and community.
Webinars hosted under the Learning Lab will be offered for all young leaders, from those just beginning their journeys in activism to seasoned change-makers.