Student-Led Education Reform

Erik hoped to motivate students to integrate themselves into the discussion of education reform through participation in school and to encourage students to take leadership roles in their schools to create the change they want to see. Working with high school students of color in the from Lorain, Oberlin, and Cleveland areas of Ohio, Erik’s Blueprint was a conference to provide tools that empower students to mobilize and ask for changes they want to see. Because too often students arent at the center of the conversation around education reform, Eriks goal was to help students learn how to fund raise, organize, and carry out their ideas for what would improve their schools.