Project VOYCE (PV) builds inspiring, new inner-city youth leaders who accelerate systemic education reform and strengthen Denver communities. The mission of PV is to make student voice real in school renewal to improve student learning and engagement through leadership development, action research, and community partnerships. Our goals include: increasing graduation and post-secondary success rates among predominantly high-poverty, marginalized inner-city youth; improving the quality of education in Colorado; and empowering youth to become educated, informed, and engaged citizens. Our current partner schools are:
- Bruce Randolph School
- Manual High School
- CEC Middle College of Denver
- Denver Center for 21st Century Learning
- Noel Community Arts School
Project VOYCE was founded August 1, 2006, following the controversial closure of Denver’s Manual High School. Project VOYCE’s goal is to create positive change at the individual, school, and systems levels.
Just how useful are the voices of students in school renewal? Take a look at this December 2010 article from the New York Times.