The mission of Project VOYCE is to make student voice real in school renewal to improve student learning and achievement through leadership development, action research and youth-adult partnerships. Since 2006, Project VOYCE has developed a powerful model for youth-driven school change and education policy advocacy.
Project VOYCE offers BIG THANKS to The Piton Foundation, The Daniels Fund, The Anschutz Foundation, Mile High United Way, Kelly Family Foundation Fund, US Bank, Adolfson and Peterson Construction, Barker Rinker Seacat Architects, and Revolution Foods for their recent support of our work!
Latest accomplishments at Project VOYCE include:
- Panel Presentation to more than 400 Denver Public Schools’ Administrators on how to improve programs for English Language Learners, May 7th, 2013. “Thank you for sharing your personal stories! This presentation helped me realize the power of our actions and words in the lives of the students we serve!” ”I found the student perspectives informative and refreshing. Their ideas can inform what we, as educators, do to ensure student success. It also helped me understand what students view as respectful, empowering and supportive!”
- 748% Increase in Requests for Project VOYCE Youth-led services
“What can I say? You are all SO phenomenal and made the day a huge success for our teachers!” - Jenny Fox(Teach for America Training Director) regarding PV’s training for 75 TFA teachers.
- 285% increase in Project VOYCE Youth- led projects
57 projects with students, teachers, administrators and community. Student leadership training and services with 2800 students
Teacher effectiveness training and inspiring speeches to over 3600 educators and concerned citizens
Rave review trainings on how to engage disengaged students and to how to use “Fast Frequent Feedback” to increase student engagement and achievement
- Project VOYCE goes to Harvard
PV collaborated with Boston and San Francisco groups to organize a national convening of student voice advocacy groups from 10 states at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Working group will develop a national campaign to make student voice a vital component of teacher development and evaluation