Today, Student Voice is calling on interested students to apply to the organization’s Ambassador Program, Journalism Fellowship and Organizing Fellowship to receive support on advancing educational equity in their schools and communities. Through the three programs, over 140 students will work closely with the Student Voice team in organizing and storytelling for education justice.
In the 2020-2021 school year, all ambassadors and journalism fellows will receive $500 stipends for their work. In addition, many organizing fellows will receive stipends in the duration of the program on the basis of request and need.
All current high school students living in the United States who are interested in working towards education justice are welcome to apply to the Ambassador Program, Journalism Fellowship and Organizing Fellowship by Friday, August 14 at StuVoice.org/Apply. To learn more about each program and for ways educators and organizations can get involved with Student Voice, anyone interested can visit StuVoice.org/Get-Involved.
About the Student Voice Ambassadors Program:
The Student Voice Ambassadors Program seeks to connect young people from across the United States to the resources, connections and support they need to create change on the school and local levels. Each Ambassador identifies issues in their schools and communities, designs projects to address those issues as they arise, builds student power in their localities to lead regional hubs working together to create change and joins a committed, nationwide team of student organizers advancing educational equity. Through the course of the program, Student Voice Ambassadors refine their rapid-response organizing skills and receive individualized mentorship from the Student Voice team, with a 3 to 5-hour commitment per week. Ambassadors will also receive a $500 stipend as a part of the program. More information about the Student Voice Ambassadors Program can be found on the Student Voice website at StuVoice.org/Ambassadors.
About the Student Voice Storytelling Programs:
The Student Voice Storytelling Programs, the Journalism Fellowship and Press Corps, engage students to tell the stories of their schools and communities. The Student Voice Journalism Fellowship is a cohort of high school students who produce multimedia content, learn from industry mentors and participate in group workshops over the course of a school year while receiving a $500 stipend for their work. The Student Voice Press Corps, composed of Journalism Fellowship alumni, pitches and produces journalism to amplify student voices in the broader educational dialogue nationwide. The Student Voice Storytelling Programs emphasize community impact through equipping students with the tools to craft narratives about their diverse educational experiences and partner with local and national news organizations, public/talk radio and television to use storytelling as a vehicle for social change. More information about the Student Voice Storytelling Programs can be found on the Student Voice website at StuVoice.org/Journalism.
About Student Voice Organizing Fellowship:
The Student Voice Organizing Fellowship is a network of students across the country taking grassroots action to create change in their schools and communities. As a large accelerator program for student organizers, the Student Voice Organizing Fellowship provides resources for young people who are organizing for equitable school policies in their schools and communities, including support on taking direct action on education justice issues like testifying to a school board or organizing a protest, connections to other students or organizations and monetary support. More information about the Student Voice Organizing Fellowship can be found on the Student Voice website at StuVoice.org/Organizing-Fellowship.
About Student Voice
Student Voice is a by-students, for-students 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in all 50 states to equip students as storytellers, organizers and institutional partners who advocate for student-driven solutions to educational inequity. Through direct civic action, Student Voice helps students hold their schools and surrounding communities accountable to the Student Bill of Rights and prepares them to become lifelong agents of social and political change. For more information about Student Voice, visit our website at StuVoice.org and follow @Stu_Voice and #StuVoice on social media.