Press Release

Statement From Student Voice on COVID-19

During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Student Voice remains committed to advocating for equitable educational systems that serve every student.

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 the nation’s largest by-students, for-students 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization inspired by the premise that education should work for all students. We believe that every student deserves quality civic education—and a direct platform to impact decisions that affect their lives. Through action-based civics programs, Student Voice leads and strengthens the movement of young people taking action on issues that most impact their education. For more information about Student Voice and joining the student voice movement, visit our website at StuVoice.org and follow @Stu_Voice and #StuVoice on social media.