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NASBE invites newly selected, soon to be selected, and existing student state board members to participate in a new Student Engagement Collaborative!

Starting August 2022, The Collaborative will provide student members sitting on state boards of education with six-months of virtual cross-state collaboration opportunities, training in policy analysis and action plan development, and technical assistance to support participants as they address a school health issue in their state. Students will also be paired with an adult board member on their state board who will serve as a mentor. Mentors will have the opportunity to build meaningful youth engagement on their state board of education while ensuring student members are equipped with the skills and knowledge to inform board deliberations.

Participation in the Student Engagement Collaborative is open to all voting and nonvoting student members beginning their first or second term in May to July 2022, and any non-student board member interested in supporting student members. NASBE is committed to building an inclusive learning experience for Collaborative participants and welcomes diversity of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability.

Eligible students and adult board members interested in becoming mentors should register by July 29, 2022, to secure their spot in the Collaborative.

Additional information about the project can be found here, or contact Celina Pierrottet, NASBE’s research and policy associate.

This project is supported by cooperative agreement NU87PS004367-01-01 funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views or endorsement of the CDC or the Department of Health and Human Services.


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