Student Voices Fellowship

 
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We are looking for challengers, champions, and change-makers.

Our goal is for Student Fellows to represent a healthy cross-section of the student population on each campus, including diversity across extra curricular activities, student organization involvement, grade-level, coursework, gender, race, personalities, and strengths.

There are a few characteristics an ideal Student Fellow will posses:

  • strong opinions

  • perseverance through challenges

  • a natural orientation towards solutions

  • a desire to listen openly to many voices

  • belief that all students are entitled to an excellent education

If it sounds like you could fit in here, we invite you to join our movement. If your school is interested in learning more about this unique opportunity for students, please email your regional contact below:

Johno Oberly
Program Manager, Dallas County
johno@leadershipisd.org

Erika Beltran
Regional Director, Tarrant County
erika@leadershipisd.org

The connection and empathy I built with the other students has in the most real sense changed the way I look at the world.
— Rachel (Dallas '17), Student
 

STUDENT Voices Fellowship Commitments

We know that our Fellows are busy student leaders with many responsibilities. We pledge to use our time together with utmost efficiency and maximum meaning so we can achieve remarkable results in limited time. Your presence in the Fellowship is not just about what you will get out of the program, it is about what you will give. As a Fellow you will be 1/20 of the cohort, and a class will be incomplete without you there.

Research, design, and implement a Campus Impact Project.
Collaborate effectively with a team and variety of stakeholders to make a lasting impact on your school community.

Communicate regularly with LISD Impact Coaches.
Cohorts will be assigned Leadership ISD alumni to support and promote students’ Campus Impact Projects. Fellows should prioritize communicating with their Impact Coaches to ensure the greatest value out of this relationship.

Purposefully seek out personal growth and development.
Fellows truly get out what they put in to this experience. The fellowship will offer you access to many experiences and connections that it is up to you to capitalize on and leverage for your personal development.

Student Fellows will have the opportunity to:

  • Speak at a school board meeting

  • Write/publish OpEd’s for a variety of publications

  • Connect with community and business leaders from across the city

  • Provide written and verbal feedback to School Board Trustees and District Officials

If your school is interested in learning more about this unique opportunity for students, please email your regional contact below:

Johno Oberly
Program Manager, Dallas County
johno@leadershipisd.org

Erika Beltran
Regional Director, Tarrant County
erika@leadershipisd.org