Tour Across America's Schools

We partnered with over 60 schools across the United States to hold workshops and roundtables, opening the dialogue between students and adults about the importance of student voice.

Meet the schools

Students we met

A collection of inspiring students we’ve met along the tour

Shelby Caine

Winston-Salem
,
NC
Forsyth Country Day School

"I think there’s this gap between the faculty and the study body, which, of course would happen anywhere, but the fact that the faculty seems so untouchable I think there needs to be more personal connections. We shouldn't be afraid to address something."

Elisa Rivas

Van Nuys
,
CA
CHAMPS Performing Arts School

"Even if you get to go to board meetings, if nothing happens and your ideas are disregarded, it’ll feel pointless to go to meetings. So, I think that, in a perfect world, we would actually implement student ideas that are beneficial to the school. I understand that not everyone’s ideas can be implemented successfully, but I think effort to actually understand and implement the ideas that are beneficial to the school would be a good thing."

Oshree Barak

Van Nuys
,
CA
Van Nuys High School

"I hope teachers get better salaries and smaller class sizes. Some of these teachers are getting paid $20k, and I don't know how they even live here. My government class had 41 people."

Anthony Chang

Van Nuys
,
CA
Van Nuys High School

"Schools want to provide field trip opportunities, counselors, nurses and librarians. I would like to see funding so we can have those things."

Lindsey Caschak

Van Nuys
,
CA
CHAMPS Performing Arts School

"I would add giving students more of an opportunity to go to meetings and talk about the things they are seeing, rather than just having the board decide what the school needs. We’re the ones who are going to the school and going to classes 7 hours a day. We’re the ones who are the key stakeholders, so I want us to have more of an opportunity go to to meetings and discuss what goes on in school and how we can change it.

Schools we visited

Newtown

,

PA

Council Rock North High School

October 31, 2019

Huntsville

,

AL

Academies for Academics and Arts

October 25, 2019

Chappaqua

,

NY

Seven Bridges Middle School

October 10, 2019

Nipomo

,

CA

Central Coast New Tech High School

October 6, 2019

Reno

,

NV

Washoe County School District

October 4, 2019

Salem

,

UT

Project 320

October 4, 2019

Salem

,

UT

Salem Hills High School

October 4, 2019

Las Vegas

,

NV

West Prep Middle School

September 26, 2019

Des Moines

,

IA

Youth Voice: The Iowa Caucus

September 22, 2019

Washington

,

D.C.

iCivics Equity in Civics Youth Fellowship Convening

September 21, 2019

Claremont

,

NH

Stevens High School

September 18, 2019

Claremont

,

NH

New Hampshire Student Voice

September 18, 2019

Elizabethton

,

TN

Elizabethton High School

September 13, 2019

Charleston

,

SC

Charleston School of the Arts

September 6, 2019

Charleston

,

SC

North Charleston High School

September 5, 2019

Somerville

,

MA

The Welcome Project

July 22, 2019

Denver

,

CO

Digital Organizing Workshop with Padres & Jóvenos Unidos

July 10, 2019

Pittsburgh

,

PA

Global Minds Conference

July 5, 2019