Empower Peace seeks to promote better cultural understanding and tolerance between youth worldwide utilizing cutting edge technologies to connect youth from around the world via video-conferencing and the Internet. On November 10th USA students will hold a telethon for Pakistan Earthquake victims. Click here to learn more and pledge your support.
Have you ever thought about running for public office? That's one way to get student voices heard! Read about teens and twenty-somethings who have run and won seats on school boards, city councils, state assemblies, and other important decision-making bodies. (Albany Times Union)
What a great success story! Read about a fourth grader in Pennsylvania who spearheaded a fundraising event to raise money for technology in his school. His "Walk for Technology" gained the interest and participation of students and businesses in the community. (Clarion News)
Here's an example of schools listening to student voices. In Eugene, Oregon, the district created student panels and invited students in all social studies classes to discuss the district's decision to reorganize into small schools. (The Register Guard)