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Making the Case
for Student Voice

Lead for Learners
February 16, 2024


  • Discover how policies, practices, programs and people are critical to centering student voices
  • Elevate student voice with actionable methods and inspiring examples
  • Uncover the four pillars for creating authentic student engagement

Education is a formative part of a child’s life experience and helps shape who they can become and who they want to be.

Making the Case for Student Voice delves into the critical importance of empowering students in their educational journey by exploring:

  • Organizational levers of change
  • Elements of intrinsic motivation
  • Explicit and implicit student roles
  • Methods for elevating student voice

With this guide – using Ohio as an example – policymakers, intermediaries and other decisionmakers can help elevate student voice by getting:

  • Reflective questions to gauge your organization’s capacity
  • Practical methods and real-world examples
  • Opportunities for partnership and engagement
  • Resources for further learning and exploration

Whether you’re a seasoned educator or a passionate advocate for change, this publication offers the tools and knowledge necessary to drive meaningful progress.

Young people want their voices heard. It’s time we listened.

Download Making the Case for Student Voice today and embark on a transformative journey towards amplifying student voices and shaping brighter futures for all.

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