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Youth Alliance for Education

JUNE 16 — Youth Alliance for Education’s Closing Session

The Western New York Youth Alliance for Education invites you to join us for our final session of the school year and presentation of our spring 2021 platform. Students will present their priorities on how best to improve their school experiences.

Join us for the virtual presentation:
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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It is easy to feel powerless as a young person today. We are in the middle of a global pandemic which we can’t control. There was a presidential election, but you couldn’t vote. Nationwide protests about racism and inequality are held and you can’t attend. Inequality exists in your classrooms and in your schools and you are frustrated. While you may be young, your voice matters and you deserve to be heard. You are not powerless.

Be a part of creating real change in education in Western New York

Who should apply?

Students in grades 7-12 from public schools in Western New York who are able to commit for the 2021 calendar year and have an interest in having their voices heard in transforming education in WNY. Seniors planning to graduate in 2021 are also eligible to apply.

How will members be selected?

A committee will review applications and select members from a variety of schools and districts.

What will the Youth Alliance for Education do?

Members will participate in developing an annual agenda organized around their ideas and concerns related to equity in education.  They will identify priorities and goals, and will engage in research projects, policy analysis, and the development of policy recommendations.

When and how will the alliance meet?

With the support of GSE faculty, YAE will meet virtually beginning in January and shift to in-person meetings when public health guidelines allow.  Transportation assistance will be available when the group is able to meet in person.

Application deadline:

Apply by January 18, 2021 for priority review.  Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed beyond the deadline.  

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