Students organize #RealTalk Forum on April 13
to influence future direction of Providence Schools
and the Providence Student Union, in partnership with four of Providence's strongest youth organizations, launched the
Providence Youth Caucus (PYC)
last year. This coalition includes New Urban
Arts, H2O, RUIDL, and Youth In Action, uniting students from across Providence to work with city and state leaders to improve RI's biggest school district. In just a year,
the youth have met with Governor Raimondo, Mayor Elorza, Interim Superintendent Maher, and several state Senators and Representatives to push for more personalized learning and improved discipline practices.
The PYC also created the
videos series. This series of student video interviews, which has already been watched over 6,400 times online, aims to shift the citywide conversation about school climate and classroom engagement.
Their important work has been supported by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.
Wednesday, April 13th, from 4-5:30
at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, the youth will lead a major citywide event, bringing together students, parents, and community leaders to create a list of priorities for improving Providence schools. By June, our next Superintendent will be confirmed, and the PYC will be able to present these priorities, influencing the future direction of the school district. We hope you will be able to join us at this exciting event!