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Ed100 program for student leaders goes year-round, invites new members and adult allies

Ed100, the nonprofit organization that educates California parents and students on state education policies, is turning a successful annual summer institute into a year-round program for high school students. And it’s inviting adult allies to help recruit students from every high school in California to participate in the program and become advocates for students.

For the past two summers, Ed100 has held a week-long leadership institute for hundreds of student leaders on issues that are on their minds, with presentations by some of the state’s top education leaders, including sessions from peers on how to effect change and make a difference. Next year’s conference will be June 20-22. Aspiring school leaders can network and pick up leadership skills. EdSource is one of the sponsors.

The free, year-long Ed100 Leadership Academy will include monthly online discussions on topics of interest, and participation in an Ed100 Academy platform on Discord, a student-moderated platform that helps students share views and exchange information about opportunities and projects.

Students can learn more and apply here. Students 13 and over from private, charter and district schools are eligible. Students who participate will receive a certificate that shows proof of civic involvement, which may be required for a civics couse.

Adults are needed to encourage students – at least one from every high school grade – to apply to the Leadership Academy. Adult allies of the academy can be anyone who works with high school students or high school communities — an administrator, teacher, counselor or school volunteer. Those nominated by a student member will be invited to attend the summer institute. Adults can learn more and sign up here.