Student Voices Campaign

United States
Project Description: 

The Student Voices Campaign is a creative way for young people to make their voices heard in their school district, and learn about and impact school policymaking.

Launched by the California Alliance for Arts Education, the Campaign invites students in grades 7-12 to create videos that show their vision for their school and their education to share with their local school board as part of the annual Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) planning process.

In California, students are guaranteed a voice in planning and budgeting for their school district. The Local Control Funding Formula, or LCFF, requires that districts consult with students, parents, teachers and community members each spring to create an official plan for the coming years.

Through the Student Voices Campaign, students across the state have spurred exciting changes in their schools, including the expansion of arts programs, the hiring of new teachers, and the addition of gender neutral bathrooms.