Speak Up

Student Voice

2014-15 SpeakUp project grant applications are open for students in grades 7-12

Students! Get the application form and start today!
Important note: Save the blank application to your computer before completing it.

Send the completed application to your principal by mid-October so they have time to review it and send to your school board by the deadline.

School boards must submit applications by November 3, 2014 at 5 p.m. EST.

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SpeakUp projects

What are SpeakUp projects?

SpeakUp projects give students a chance to get involved in making their school a better place to learn. This is your chance to SpeakUp and take action on the issues that are important to you. Tell us your great idea for a project for a chance to receive a grant. You will lead your project with the support of your project team and an adult project facilitator.

Here are a few examples of SpeakUp projects. Students have:

  • Conducted a Students as Researchers project about the best ways to engage students in math class.
  • Learned about the benefits of locally produced food by growing vegetables and flowers in school gardens.
  • Hosted a full-day equity conference to engage students and promote equity in education.
  • Worked with a community partner to help a local soup kitchen re-open.
  • Organized a district-wide Aboriginal Festival bringing the Native community together.
  • Used technology to conduct research on a school-wide math project.
  • Mentored younger students about the importance of the safe use of social networks.
  • Written and performed a play to raise awareness about mental health and offer a message of hope: "You're not alone, there are people ready to help, and there are solutions".
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This is your chance to take action and create the changes you want to see in your school or community!

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