“My hometown has one of the lowest graduation rates, highest crime rates, and highest rates of poverty ; but it is my home. I refuse to wait around for someone else to take action.”
Students are advancing equity in education systems in cities across the country. Many young people are stepping into their political agency for the first time, channeling their experiences of injustice in schools into leadership that drives change.
Hover to read how Our Turn’s youth leaders have continued to deliver systems change on a national and local level over the past two years:
To learn more about Our Turn’s framework to progress equity in education, see the Our Turn Student Agenda for Educational Justice.
2021 Annual Impact Report
In 2021 we fearlessly, shamelessly, and boldly stood up and fought for what is right: education justice. We launched a national campaign to have our youth-authored Student Agenda recognized by the Department of Education, resulting in student engagement that would ultimately influence hundreds of millions of dollars in funds from the American Rescue Plan.
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.
Push for More Equity in Minneapolis Schools
We’re elevating the voices of Minneapolis public school students to drive district-wide recommendations that combat inequities.
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.