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 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