Student Empowerment: Support Student-Led Social Change

Black female young adult with natural hair smiles wide with arms up-stretched in a crowd holding signs.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are an excellent leader.

– Dolly Parton


Activity

Read this article from Learning for Justice about empowered students leading for change.

Take a few minutes to think about what matters to your students when it comes to leading for change.

  • What do they feel empowered to do as leaders?
  • What barriers are in their paths to feeling empowered?
  • Are your students empowered to change your school for the better?
  • Are they encouraged to advocate for what they need when they need it?

Envision your students one year in the future.

  • What schoolwide initiative would you like to see your students leading?

To document this vision, create a news story about your students with this newspaper article generator.

  • How might you incorporate this newspaper generator tool in the classroom to ignite student-led change?

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