Student Voice, The Arizona State University Center for Political Thought and Leadership, and Rhizome hosted a panel discussion with four high school students, Chyonika Roy, Allie Agnoli, Tamia Campbell and Gabriel Rodriguez, championing innovative civic education strategies from across the country. This panel event featured discussion and resource sharing around the students’ personal efforts to create new civic education strategies, as well as their hopes for the future. They explored the question: how can students make a difference in their own civic education?
Students spoke of team building, accessibility and the importance of robust civic education to inform all people of their rights in the United States. They recommended states implement a consistent curriculum that prioritizes action-based civics. A full recording can be found here.
The event promoted the release of Student Voice's toolkit for local action, developed in partnership with Educating for American Democracy. The toolkit describes concrete pathways to action for students within their school districts, and is accessible via this link. Additionally, a sample of a new voter registration curriculum from panelist Chyonika Roy was included in featured resources.
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.