“Too often, students are left out of key decisions that affect their learning. With this crucial support from Shared Insight, YouthTruth will continue championing student voice for school improvement and is poised to engage more students than ever before,” said YouthTruth’s Executive Director Jen Vorse Wilka.
YouthTruth was one of 14 nonprofits awarded a grant in 2014. The previous grant allowed YouthTruth to cross the milestone of serving 275,000 students nationwide. Now with over 365,000 student voices heard, this grant support further positions YouthTruth to engage more students and equip school and district leaders and education funders with data and insight for school improvement
. “The systematic and user-friendly approach that YouthTruth takes to gathering and sharing student feedback to accelerate change serves as an example of effective feedback loop design and implementation,” said Melinda Tuan, project manager for Shared Insight. “We believe in the work and see what a positive impact it is having on students, the ultimate beneficiaries in K-12 education.”