SpeakUp Projects are part of the Ministry of Education’s Student Voice strategy. Student Voice aims to promote student engagement and success in Ontario’s schools by listening to and learning from students.
Student Voice supports students in sharing ideas and collaborating with others to shape their education experience. SpeakUp Projects grants of up to $1,000 or up to $2,500 are available to help students lead projects that make a difference in their schools.
SpeakUp Projects also support the government’s renewed vision for education, Achieving Excellence by encouraging students to focus their project ideas on the core goals for education:
SpeakUp Projects can take many different forms, including starting a club, hosting an assembly or opening a school garden. Students in grades 7-12 at publicly funded schools are encouraged to develop project ideas with the potential to have a lasting impact on their school community.
This is your chance to take action and create the changes you want to see in your school or community!
Students in grades 7-12 at Ontario publicly-funded schools can apply. Student-led project teams can submit grant applications to the ministry for evaluation. In some cases, an adult facilitator may assist the team with submitting an application.
Note for teams at schools that received one or more grants last year: To be eligible for a SpeakUp Project grant this year, your principal must have submitted last year’s 2015-16 reports. These must be received by the ministry before this year’s applications can be considered.
Here are some ideas and resources to help you brainstorm, starting with a few examples of actual SpeakUp Projects where students:
If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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