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Who We Are & What We Do

The Kentucky Student Voice Team comprises approximately 100 self-selected students, elementary school through college, from across the Commonwealth who work to integrate students as research, policy, and advocacy partners to ensure more equitable, just, and excellent schools. 

We conduct qualitative and quantitative research. We form coalitions and lead education lobbying efforts. We amplify student stories through our podcast, blog, and other media. We share our findings through policy reports, presentations, and testimonies. We create and deliver workshops for students and older professionals—and more! 


Since our founding, members of the Kentucky Student Voice Team have created a community and helped  transform the ways in which educators and legislators understand the role and contributions of students in our school systems. As a result, education decision makers increasingly seek student input, and students have become voting members on a range of education decision-making bodies. Among other signs of success in Kentucky, we have: