DO YOU ENJOY ADVOCATING ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF AND YOUR PEERS?

DO YOU WANT TO SHARE YOUR VOICE?

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN AN EXCITING LEADERSHIP POSITION?

If you answered “Yes!” to any one of these questions, we strongly encourage you to apply for the Office of Strategic Partnership’s Student Voice Advisory Board (SVAB).

The Office of Strategic Partnerships helps connect schools and outside organizations that offer programs to students.  These organizations – which we call “partners” – offer a wide variety of programming for students, including afterschool activities, arts enrichment and help to prepare for college.  If you have ever participated in one of these programs, we want to get your input on how we can improve the work that we and these partner programs do on behalf of students like you!

WHAT IS THE STUDENT VOICE ADVISORY BOARD (SVAB)?

The Student Voice Advisory Board (SVAB) will consist of student representatives from District-operated high schools (see list below). SVAB participants will have the opportunity to meet with peer leaders and various District and partner staff throughout the 2021-22 school year. We aim to provide SVAB members with a collaborative space that will help develop their advocacy and leadership skills, and insight into how decisions are made in large organizations like the District.

WHY SHOULD STUDENTS JOIN SVAB?

Student Advisors will gain:

  • Meaningful connections with peer leaders and various District and partner staff
  • Advocacy and leadership skills
  • Immersive experiences to help develop personal and professional goals
  • Access to regular convenings with OSP and partners to help influence decisions that impact student programming

WHO CAN JOIN SVAB?

A student who:

  • Attends a District operated school (view full list below),
  • Is in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade,
  • Participates in an approved school-based partner program.

There are no GPA, prior experience, or other qualifications to be considered! This is a wonderful leadership opportunity for our inaugural group of advisors!

SVAB MEETING SCHEDULE

The SVAB will meet virtually twice a month – for one hour – after school.

The one-hour session will occur between 3:30 to 4:30pm or 4:30 to 5:30pm. Time slot will be determined based on availability of the group.

APPLICATION DEADLINE – EXTENDED: Thursday, February 10, 2022

We will reach out to all applicants via email by Friday, February 18, 2022

SDP HIGH SCHOOLS

BartramFelsKensington CAPAMotivationRandolphStrawberry Mansion
BodineFLCKensington H.S.NortheastRobesonSwenson
Building 21FrankfordKensington HealthOverbrook HighRoxboroughThe Workshop
CAPAFranklin HSLankenauPalumboRushU School
CarverFurnessLINCParkway C.C.SaulVaux High
CentralGAMPLincolnParkway N.W.SayreWashington, George
ConstitutionGirlsMastbaumParkway W.SLAWest Philadelphia
DobbinsHill-FreedmanMastermanPenn TreatySLA at BeeberWidener
EdisonHS of FutureMLKPMASouth Philadelphia