AMPLIFY & ELEVATE
in students' hands
Students play important roles in decision-making for their schools and their communities. Their unique perspective helps provide insight and create solutions for a variety of projects and issues. When they are given opportunities to have a voice in that decision-making, they are more invested in their education, their school and their community.
The APS Student Voices program puts power in the hands of APS students by elevating their voices and placing them in positions of responsibility. Students who participate in Student Voices initiatives learn valuable lessons in leadership, teamwork, communications, community service and more.
Students have formal Scholar Voice leadership opportunities starting in middle school.
You can support student voices as a volunteer! We’re looking for help with:
- Leadership training and support
- Hands-on mentoring
- Special projects for our students (art mural installation, event assistance, workshops, etc.)
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) - Middle School
Students inducted into NJHS have a variety of opportunities to get involved in their school and community. These experiences provide them with skills to successfully serve alongside their peers as leaders in their high schools.
Student Building Leadership Team – High School
The students on this 15-member team are appointed by cluster and specialty high school principals to work side-by-side with school staff and the district administration to create impactful plans addressing unique challenges at their schools.
Student Building Leadership Team
Akron Early College High School Wallaroos
The Voices of Buchtel CLC
East CLC Slayers
Ellet CLC SBLT Group
The Voices of Firestone CLC
Garfield CLC Representatives
North High School Student Representatives
National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Elite Council
Scholar Board – High School
Scholar Board members serve as nonvoting members of the Akron Board of Education, represent all APS students at board meetings and participate in community events to transform their schools. One student from each cluster and specialty high school is appointed to the board.
Akron Early College High School
NIHF STEM High School
North High School
Locker Room Leadership Experience
The goal of Locker Room Leadership is to amplify scholar voices to help improve the climate and culture in high schools. Each high school has 24 female and male student-athlete participants.
Garfield Football Coach/Love Akron Executive Director