Formed just a few months ago, the Council has already accomplished a great deal. Students on the Council support each other’s perspectives and say it is a safe space for them to have important discussions.
Youth Equity Council
What is the Youth Equity Council?
The Youth Equity Council is comprised of diverse young leaders who will help to provide district leadership and the Equity Council important feedback, as we collaboratively work to make the Boulder Valley School District more equitable – ever striving to provide excellence for every student and addressing the decades of achievement and opportunity gaps. We know that it is extremely important that students, especially those most impacted, be involved in the conversation.
Through participation in the Youth Equity Council, students will explore various aspects of their own identities. With a better understanding of their own identity, they will understand how injustices impact them and use this knowledge to develop their own leadership and activism skills in order to make positive changes in their schools and communities.
“Throughout my years in education, adults try to solve these problems [of equity] and in my research, and having taken the time to interview students, student voice is powerful and needed and should be included in the conversation,” said Amy Nelson, BVSD Coordinator of Equity & Partnerships of the Southwest Network.