Student Voices

Student Voices is a nationwide civic engagement initiative to address the problem of declining political involvement by young people. The project helps high school students become informed about current issues in government and candidates in local elections. With a strong service learning component, the Student Voices curriculum helps bring civics to life inside and outside the classroom, while students can use a feature-rich website to research local and national issues and to discuss them with their peers in moderated Speak Outs.

Student Voices at Philadelphia’s Central High Receives $100,000 Award

The Student Voices program at Philadelphia’s Central High School, led by teachers Stan Levy, William Graham and Michael Horwits, has been recognized with a $100,000 award to further civic engagement among students and communities. Central is one of seven schools nationwide to receive the award. The awards were presented by AARP, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary

Student Voices Added to PennCORD Civics Offerings

The Pennsylvania Coalition for Representative Democracy (PennCORD), a coalition of state and national organizations committed to implementing civics education in classrooms and after-school programs in every Pennsylvania community, has added the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Student Voices program to its offerings. Lead partners in the PennCORD effort are the Office of the Governor of Pennsylvania,

Philadelphia Students Speak Out on Election Issues: The Power of Student Voices Mayoral Forum

by Jeremy Quattlebaum, Student Voices Staff Writer February 28, 2007 – The students of Philadelphia’s Central High School spoke, and the men running for mayor listened. And responded. On Monday, February 26, five candidates seeking the city’s top job traveled to Central High to respond to student questions at a forum attended by Central seniors.