BSAC Hosts Youth Town Hall to Educate Youth on Education Funding Process & the PROMISE Act
In response to the  crucial need for equitable education funding across the state 
of Massachusetts, as well as the need for accessible information about the 
funding process, the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) and Youth on 
Board hosted a  youth town hall centered around the  PROMISE Act  and youth 
civic engagement. We had over 100 young people come to learn about this 
game-changing legislation that has set out to address the long-term, systemic 
under funding of Massachusetts public schools, as well as learn how they  can 
get involved in the process. 

Panelists Justin Sterritt (left), Ahria Ilyas, Laura Perille, Fiona McManus, Kendra Allen-Gerald, Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, and Charlotte Kelly. (Kim Janey not pictured, but present!)

BSAC Vice President Ahria Ilyas served on the panel alongside Massachusetts 
Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz  ( who introduced the PROMISE Act ) Boston City Councilor Kim Janey , City of Boston Budget Director  Justin Sterritt , Interim Superintendent of Boston Public Schools  Laura Perille , and  Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance Executive Director Charlotte Kelly . The panel was moderated by BSAC reps  Kendra Allen-Gerald  and  Fiona McManus , who invited young people in the audience to ask the panel questions, directly  connecting Boston's young people with key public officials in the funding process

Thank you to everyone who came out to this powerful event!