This website, a program of YouthBuild USA, facilitates/co-facilitates a number of groups to develop young leaders and give them a voice in education reform. Of note, the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) involves representatives from each local high school in decision-making at Boston Public Schools, addressing issues such as small school design, school safety, graduation policies, and the BPS budget. The National Student Voice in the Classroom initiative works to promote student voices and change the way schools and districts view youth input in education reforms. Participating students gain skills in communication, research, advocacy, and community organizing. YOB also provides consulting services and publications to help organizations and schools increase youth involvement.
Source Organization: Youth On Board