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When students discover their core strengths and apply them to their own communities using our action civics model through our Student Voice & Leadership (SVL) programs, school cultures and learning environments are transformed.
Student Voice & Leadership
Research has demonstrated that when student voice is centered, students achieve greater academic success and increase their engagement within their school communities. Since 2013, DPS has invested in a number of priority initiatives to increase student voice and leadership opportunities for high school students, including The Student Board of Education (SBOE), Challenge 5280, and the Young African American Latinx Leaders (YAALL).
Our Action Civics Model
Action civics is a curricular approach that centers student voice, expertise and civic participation. In action civics, students identify and research 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.
DPS Student Voice & Leadership
Young African Amercian & Latinx Leaders
Young African American & Latinx Leaders is a student led organization that addresses the systemic inequalities in DPS that perpetuate the school-to-prison-pipeline through direct action, policy reform, and empowering their peers to grow as Education Justice leaders.
Student Board of Education
The Student Board of Education is a district civic engagement youth leadership program that equips students with the skills to research and advocate for sustainable youth-led policy solutions to social justice issues impacting their school communities.
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