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



Join the Bootcamp training series to learn more about mobilizing the movement for educational justice!

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

The LA Student Standard: A Collective Resistance

Schools are no exception to the long-standing impact of institutional racism in our country. White supremacy is in our textbooks, discipline practices, funding formulas, lower expectations, etc. Now is the time for LA Unified to lead the way in creating equitable and just school systems.

Tell City Council to Defund the Police Department

We are demanding that the Minneapolis City Council defund Minneapolis Police Department and invest those dollars to create safe and inclusive schools for black and brown students.

It's Our Turn for Effective Educators

We demand Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) give students a voice in teacher evaluations and create a change and improvement to the evaluations of teachers.

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.

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