Denver Public Schools Student Voice and Leadership programs transform all DPS students and school cultures by nurturing the whole child, supporting youth-adult partnerships and leveraging community assets. We help students and teachers discover their core strengths and apply those strengths in real world experiences.

Deeper learning experiences allow students to develop critical competencies

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Students consider a variety of approaches to produce innovative solutions.

Effective Communication

Students demonstrate skills in active listening, clear writing, and persuasive presentation.


Students work with their peers, assume leadership roles, resolve conflicts, and manage projects.

Self-Directed Learning

Students use teacher feedback to monitor and direct their own learning, both in and out of the classroom.

Developing a Learning Mindset

Students feel a sense of belonging and the motivation to persist through their school work.

Our Team

Magnolia Landa Posas

Program Director

Kathleen Terrazas Hoover

Program Coordinator