More than 400 students now serve as members of state boards of education or state advisory councils in 33 states. A recent NASBE analysis highlights how states are embedding student voice in decision-making and opportunities for building on that momentum. This webinar will explore two of these strategies, student advisory positions and student surveys, with lessons for state leaders and others implementing similar programs. The first conversation will feature youth who are partnering with state health and education leaders to center student voice in policies and programs. The second will feature two youth-serving organizations who have centered youth in survey data analysis and action planning.
Featured speakers on the first panel include:
- Valli Pendyala, Student representative to the Connecticut Board of Education
- Kayla Shannon, Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (MOASH)
- Ryan Hafener, Maine Board of Education Student Representative and Member of Maine Student Cabinet
- Celina Pierrottet, Research and Policy Associate, National Association of State Boards of Education (as moderator)
Featured speakers on the second panel include:
- Nadia Gold-Moritz, Executive Director, Young Women’s Project
- Sharon Koller, Getting to “Y” Project Consultant, Up for Learning
- Jerrica Davis, Senior Manager, Adolescent Health, National Coalition of STD Directors
Development and presentation of this session was supported by cooperative agreement CDC-RFA-PS18-1807 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The opinions, findings, and conclusions do not necessarily represent the views or official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.