Student Voice @ BCHS!

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What is student voice?

What is Jeffco Student Voice?

Jeffco Student Voice (SV) is a student-led district-wide initiative that empowers high school students with diverse backgrounds to be the voices for positive change in their communities.

It provides a forum for students to collaborate with the Superintendent and other community leaders. The goal is to create a sustainable foundation to spark social justice in our schools through compassionate leadership.

The core elements include:

  • A space for two-way communication between students and district leaders to create positive change in Jeffco Schools

  • Leadership & capacity building: social justice, equity, civic engagement, community improvement and Jeffco Generations skills

  • Creating spaces for students to build and connect with other students in the district


School Level: Student Voice group & events

  • Student Voice works on an issue, project, campaign of their choosing at the school level

  • Meeting 1-2 times/month (virtual)

  • Student Voice prepares for sharing their work at District Conferences

  • Day Without Hate Week/Rally: late April

District Level: District Conferences & Events

  • 1st meeting: October 1st from 2:30 to 4 pm via Zoom.

  • 2nd Meeting: Monday Nov 16th from 2:30 to 4pm

  • 3rd Meeting: Monday, Feb 8th from 2:30 to 4pm

  • 4th Meeting: Monday, April 12th from 2:30 to 4pm (we know this is the 1st day of Ramadan, but the time of the event does not conflict, since Ramadan will begin at sundown)

Typical Agenda

1. Welcome and Community Circle Question

2. Check-ins & updates

3. New learning, thinking, processing, discussing

4. Goal setting, planning, next steps

Moving Issues To Action

BCHS Student Voice

Faculty Sponsor

Jayne Vahle, Instructional Coach

Devani Lemmon, Restorative Practices Liasion

Angela Anderson, Social Studies Teacher

What is student voice?