Student Power

We are proud to announce our newest initiative, Student Power.

Middle and High School students, from all subjects, will engage in project-based learning as they identify and research a local public policy issue of their choosing and then go about proposing their ideas to the relevant decision-makers. A small sample of topics in 2019-20 included the need for mental health services, vaping among teens, climate change, and cash bail.

For the 2020-21 school year, 30 Student Power projects will be funded throughout the county to include a $500 classroom grant, $100 teacher stipends, and invitations to join Zoom panels with a variety of guests including authors from Miami-Book Fair, elected officials, community advocates, and more.

Free training will be provided at the October 24th and November 7th Teacher EXPOs.

Please contact Karen DeLeon kdeleon@educationfund.org to receive your free meeting code and get more information.

“Through this initiative, I've experienced a tangible sense of empowerment.” Statement made by a Student Power student.

Students at the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners' Hearing Room

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For more information, please call: 
305-558-4544 ext. 116
or email the Student Power Program Manager