Image credit: Texas Association of School Boards
Last week, we were in Galveston, Texas for the Texas Association of School Boards’ 2020 Governance Camp event.
Over the past three years, we’ve worked with the Texas Association of School Boards to transform Governance Camp into a model for how student voice can be integrated at the district level. We started with a student panel two years ago and this year, we were able to learn alongside 60+ students presenting and participating as equal partners in the event.
We’re proud of partners like the Texas Association of School Boards, who are setting the standard for schools across the country by working to change district culture to center student perspectives. All across the country, districts like the Victoria Independent School District in Victoria, Texas are involving students in “dress code conversations, what makes a quality school and quality classroom, start and end times, strategic planning, task force work, etc.”
Now, we’re ready to collaborate with your event, organization or district to bring student voice into the conversation with our new initiative: Student Voice Strategies. We believe that in order to create more equitable educational systems, student-adult partnerships are key. Together with our diverse coalition of students from across all 50 states, we can help you
- Develop a student-driven strategy
- Secure student keynote speakers for events
- Facilitate diversity, equity, and inclusion training
- Guide positive and powerful allyship (LGBTQ) training
Youth voices are essential to creating meaningful change in schools in communities. Our Student Voice Strategies team will ensure young people are represented in your work.
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.