Student Voice Communications Director Jenna Yuan joined the first installment of the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity Summit Series on Tuesday, June 22nd, “Building Equitable Learning Environments in Our Schools.” During the summit, she shared Student Voice’s perspective on the relationship between youth voice and equity. Yuan joined First Lady Jill Biden, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten, and leaders and students from across the country at the summit.
“Equity means centering the voices of those most marginalized in our current education system: students of color, low-income students, students with disabilities and more communities,” Yuan reflected. “As a student, I hope to see more student partnership and voice in schools to advance equity.”
The full recording of the first installment of the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity Summit Series, “Building Equitable Learning Environments in Our Schools,” is available online.
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.