BSAC Alumni Talk Youth Organizing In
 "Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out!" Book Panel
Youth on Board and the Boston Student Advisory Council celebrated our alumni  Carlos Rojas and  Denyse Wornum at the launch of  a collection of stories by  Mark Warren that includes Carlos and Denyse's lived experiences as both students and youth organizers.  Denyse shared her experiences with public school pushout and the power and impact she felt in organizing with the strong, determined group of students that is BSAC. Carlos talked about the importance of placing youth at the heart of the educational justice movement, as well as the leadership that young people are demonstrating in today's social tide-changing movements. Also celebrated at this launch was Roberta Udoh, a Boston Public Schools pre-K teacher and union/community activist doing incredible work to lift up students of color and youth voice.

We want to thank the more than 100 participants who came to celebrate the movement featured in the book and talk about what we're going to do next to build an intersectional educational justice movement
New Student Representatives
 on the Boston School Committee 
Sworn In At City Hall
Last week, Mayor Marty Walsh swore in  Boston's 2018-2019 school committee student representative Evelyn Reyes , and her alternate,  Elvis Rodriguez ! The ceremony took place at Boston's City Hall on Thursday, October 4, where they met with the mayor  and members of the school committee to celebrate the occasion. Thank you, Evelyn and Elvis, for making this commitment to BSAC, to education justice, and to the 57,000 Boston Public School students you will represent in this role .

We also want to thank Mayor Walsh for his encouraging words about the importance of youth voice in our schools and in our country. With all the change happening (and change brewing) in the world, it is imperative  to remember that young people are the future and deserve a seat at the table when it comes to planning that future!