Speak Up

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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:

  • Hosted a full-day equity conference as a way to engage students and promote equity in education.
  • Held a series of events and activities where older students help new students with the transition to high school. Having “Girls' Night Out” and “Boys' Night Out” events has helped students form bonds with students their own age and with senior students in the school.
  • Worked with Community of Change to help a local soup kitchen re-open.
  • Created a website with information, tools, and resources on bullying awareness and prevention.
  • Organized a District-wide Aboriginal Festival bringing the Native community together.
  • Written and performed a play to raise mental health awareness 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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