This episode features Dr. Bill Preble, a longtime student voice advocate, author and more.
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.
This special episode with Dr. Bill Preble is available here:
In Episode 5, Sam Mukwa Kloestra is interviewed. Same was on an incredible team of student researchers that included Trisha Loon, Kaylan Innes and Curtis Dobson. Their research findings helped build the community between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in their school and beyond.
Sam Mukwa Kloetstra is an Anishinaabe youth from Mattagami First Nation. Throughout high school, he has worked with the Ministry of Education’s Student as Researchers program to better understand how he can make his school a place First Nation, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) youth feel comfortable and safe in. He also sat on the Minister’s Student Advisory Council Cohort 5 where he gave his input on how Ontario’s education system can further benefit FNMI students in their studies. Sam now sits on the Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunity as well as many community councils and boards. He is currently living in Toronto where he has taken an active role in building the urban Indigenous community.
In this podcast, we catch up with Sam and find out more about the Toronto Indigenous Health Centre Advisory Circle which he also discussed in this podcast with Matt Galloway.
You can listen to episode 5 featuring Sam Mukwa Kloestrahere: