FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 16, 2020
Over the past two weeks, schools across the country have been closing due to health concerns over the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. As a result, millions of students will be out of the physical school building and disconnected from the critical supports that educational systems provide.
As they face major disruptions to their daily lives and threats to their well-being, Student Voice is committed to supporting students and educators in this urgent time. We will remain dedicated to ensuring equitable access to the educational and social resources that schools provide and amplifying the voices of students on their educational experiences.
In the coming weeks, Student Voice will be providing numerous training and working sessions for young people to organize around and learn from experts about critical issues surrounding education and justice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, we will be sharing resources and information for students and educators on how to best transition to online, non-graded or other forms of learning.
Student Voice invites students to join us on Sunday, March 22nd at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST through the webinar link at StuVoice.org/COVID-19 to convene, discuss and plan for action around the impact of COVID-19 on our communities and schools.
Now more than ever, we are calling on students across the country to join us in advocating for essential supports for young people in this time of crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic represents a serious threat to the fabric of our country, but it is also an opportunity for students to come together and lead the fight for a more equitable educational system that has the capacity to serve everyone’s needs.
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.