Student Voice & Leadership Programs
When student voice is centered, students achieve greater academic success and increase their engagement within their school communities
The Student Board of Education is a district civic engagement leadership program that cultivates research and advocacy skills for sustainable youth-led policy solutions to social justice issues impacting their schools
Young African American & Latinx Leaders address systemic issues in DPS that perpetuate the school-to-prison-pipeline through action, policy reform, and development as Education Justice leaders
Challenge 5280 is a bi-annual showcase led by SVL participants, where student leaders present policy solutions, facilitate educational workshops and generate a call to action for adult partners
THE CRITICAL CIVIC INQUIRY MODEL
Critical Civic Inquiry (CCI) is a curricular approach that centers student voice, expertise and civic participation. In CCI, students identify a problem relevant to their lives, conduct systematic research to understand the problem, develop a policy solution, and communicate a call to action for public audiences. CCI is the foundation of all Student Voice & Leadership programming.