There are a variety of issues in your school and even your broader community that you see and want to change. There’s too much going on, though-- you’re balancing classes, sports, music, and other things. Where do you begin? How can you take action towards solving these issues?
Oregon Student Voice recognizes that the road to advocacy is not an easy one, nor is it an obvious one. That’s why we published our first series of nine how-to guides, focused on how you can “improve your community using your voice.” Through this series, you’ll be able to learn, with detailed steps, how to go about initiating change, maintaining momentum, and ensuring that you finish what you initially set out to do:
How to have authentic student voice
How to speak with decision makers
How to advocate for policy change
How to start and run a student-led group
How to organize your community
How to conduct research in your community
How to be inclusive of diverse voices
How to authentically listen
How to influence school boards
To access these how-to guides, or to learn more, visit the Empower page.