Category Archives: Youth Blog

Special! Andrew Brennen

This episode features Andrew Brennan, the National Field Director for Student Voice.

 

Bio

Andrew Brennen is a sophomore in the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he is majoring in Strategic Communication and Public Policy.

Andrew co-founded the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team in 2012 as a junior in high school. In this capacity, Andrew helped launch and lead a number of projects to amplify and elevate students as partners in improving Kentucky schools. These include a successful statewide, student-led campaign to restore over 15 million for low-income student scholarships; the drafting and promotion of HB 236 to add students to superintendent screening committees; an investigation into the tripwires that prevent high school students from making smooth transitions to college; and a “student voice audit” of a local junior high school to engage students in improving school climate.

In January 2016, Andrew took on a new role as the National Field Director for Student Voice, a national organization with the goal of bridging the gap between students and the education community. As part of his role in Student Voice, Andrew  lead a nation-wide tour with the goal of engaging thousands of students across the country through a platform called the “Student Bill of Rights”. Andrew considers himself a storyteller and believes in the power of amplifying and elevating the student experience.
Twitter is: @aebrennen and @stu_voice

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Special! Dr. Bill Preble

This episode features Dr. Bill Preble, a longtime student voice advocate, author and more.

 

Bio

Dr. Bill Preble has worked on youth voice issues for over 30 years as a teacher, program developer, researcher, and author. He created Project S.A.M.E. a US-Soviet Youth Exchange that brought students from the US and USSR together to advocate for peace; founded Students Concerned about Bias in Society (SCABS) who fought for implementation of Title IX in Maine schools; directed the University of Maine Aspirations Project and launched 35 statewide student leadership teams to bring students’ voices to educational reform; conducted program evaluation research on the effects of the Maine Civil Rights Teams Project whose 50 student teams fought against bigotry and intolerance in Maine communities; founded the Center for School Climate and Learning and worked in hundreds of schools supporting students, teachers and administrators to bring youth voice to school reform in the US; co-authored two books, The Respectful School, and Transforming School Climate and Learning to share what I have learned.

 

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Special! Anneka Williams, Maura Riley and EJ Morgan

This episode features Anneka Williams, Maura Riley and EJ Morgan, three students from Harwood Union High School in Vermont.

 

Bio

Anneka Williams,  Maura Riley and EJ Morgan are seniors at Harwood Union High School in Vermont. The three of them are student leaders at their school and represent membership in student government, Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together (YATST), Class Council, and community service. Anneka, EJ and Maura are interested in promoting student voice and partnership not only at their school but globally. All are interested in changing the world and helping students recognize their potential to initiate change.

 

Episode

This episode is also available on iTunes.

This episode is also available on iTunes.