Here are a few education resources I have (co)created:
Weaving Youth Engagement Into the Core Practices of Schools
A National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Position Paper
Guest Editor, National Dropout Prevention Center Quarterly Newsletter, Volume 25, Number 2
Engaging the Public in Public Education
A collection of insights and resources on community and youth engagement, school climate, and inclusive schools from the partners of Cascade Educational Consultants.
Youth Organizing for Educational Change
As the field of youth organizing has grown, educational issues continue to surface as priorities in communities across the country. While stories of powerful youth-led campaigns have found circulation, the stories of “how they got there” have been hard to come by. This paper provides some of the “back story” from successful youth organizing efforts from around the country that describes the evolution of the work and lessons-learned that were the foundation of subsequent successful campaigns.
Inclusive Youth Leadership Guidelines: Achieving Authentic Inclusion in Our Schools
Generated from the insights of leaders from across the country, "Inclusive Youth Leadership Guidelines" provides some practical frameworks, reflections, and prompts for action to help make a school or any learning environment more inclusive and with stronger youth leadership.
College on the Brain: When Beating the Odds Isn't Enough
What if they did a survey in your child's school and they discovered that while 9 out of 10 high school students said they wanted to go to college, only 1 out of 10 made it? What would you do? Well it happened here. In Nashville. And it's happening all over the country. This 40 minute documentary tells the story of some Nashville Youth who discover that their dreams of being first-generation college students are also the dreams of their community. Taking matters into their own hands and challenging the system, the youth are determined to not just beat the odds, but to change them
College Readiness: Non-Academic Indicators
This white paper summarizes the insights of Tennessee College Access and Success Network members around the critical non-academic indicators that will lead to success in and through college.
Credentialed by 26: Tennessee State Policy Recommendations
This policy brief captures insights from practitioners and policymakers in youth and education related fields from across the state of Tennessee. It highlights the key supports and support systems outside of formal education and recommends strategies to support young people in securing and education credential by the age of 26.
Turning the Corner: Common Measures of College Access and Success
This white paper focuses on the availability and usability of data and its role in college access and success efforts around the State of Tennessee. It summarizes the research and work of the Tennessee College Access and Success Network, its members, and annual conference attendees. Contact the Tennessee College Access and Success Network for more information.
College Access: from the Inside Out
The work in this report (attached below) was done by the young people who are the subject of the above documentary "College on the Brain". For 18 months, our team of youth researched every angle of college access and organized their findings and their aspirations in this white paper.