Students for Education Reform is now Our Turn. Read our CEO’s statement on our rebrand and COVID-19 here.

Changemakers of today
for the education of tomorrow.
It’s Our Turn.

What We Do

Changemakers of today for the education of tomorrow.
It’s Our Turn.

What We Do
Are you with us?

“The voice I'd been hiding for so long holds incredible power to create change. I realized that my lived experiences and struggles had been building up to that moment for me to use them to create change.”

Lizbeth Gonzalez

“When I was four years old, I had big dreams to be President of the United States. Through Our Turn, I fight for all of the students who have big dreams, too.”

Maya Little

Meet Our Turn
We’re demanding change across the country

COVID-19 Student Impact Report

We conducted a survey of young people in April 2020 to understand how COVID-19 is impacting them and their educational experiences.

Push for More Equity in Minneapolis Schools

Our Turn surveyed Minneapolis public school students and developed concrete recommendations for comprehensive district design to combat inequities.

More Mental Health Counselors to Meet Student Needs

Members are asking Denver school district leaders to hire at least one full-time mental health counselor per school, train staff on trauma-informed practices, and hire counselors who reflect the diversity of the student body.

Increasing College Access in Los Angeles

LAUSD’s current policy allows students to fulfill graduation requirements with a “D” grade average, leaving students behind and unprepared for higher education.

The Movement

For too long, America’s inequitable education system silenced students’ voices. We’re raising the volume of young people and allies who won’t accept the status quo. Our collective effort is changing schools and communities for the better.

“My hope for LA schools is that they will one day be a place where any student; no matter their background or zip code, will be able to go to receive a quality education.”

Alan A.

“Being a student [here] was really hard. It felt like we didn’t have opportunities and resources. The opportunities that we did get felt very limited and we had to fight for them.”

T’Nia R.

Our Stories
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