Student Voice Launches Ambassador Program

Press Release
July 17, 2017

Student Voice is seeking students to join its first cohort of ambassadors. The Student Voice Ambassadors Program will bring together students from across the United States to further the organization’s commitment to student representation and equitable schools. Ambassadors will conduct listening tours within their states with a focus on equity. The ambassadors will amplify the voices of students in their community by writing op-eds, and they will have the opportunity to grow their network by sharing their work to a broader audience in innovative spaces, such as education conferences.

Ambassadors will have the support of the entire Student Voice team but will primarily interact with Ambassador Coordinator, David Goncharuk, and Policy Director, Tamir Harper.  

The Ambassador program application will open on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 and will close four weeks later on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Applicants will find out if they were selected to be a Student Voice Ambassador by Sunday,August 20. Students who were not selected to become ambassadors will be added to Student Voice’s virtual network and online community, where they will be the first to know about any upcoming Student Voice projects. If interested, students who are not initially chosen as Student Voice Ambassadors can still submit op-eds for consideration and are encouraged to re-apply for the next cohort of ambassadors.

Tentative Timeline

  • July 19: Application Opens
  • August 16: Application Closes
  • August 20: Applicants Notified
  • August 26: First team meeting

Student Voice  provides equal opportunity for all qualified persons and prohibits discrimination in positions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

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.

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