Become a Student Leader!

This year, NV SAN will be hybrid with the group meeting 2 times a month on Wednesdays starting in January - June 2023 (excluding mid-winter and spring breaks).

This is a great leadership opportunity for students to positively impact and inform the work of New Visions on a school and systemic level. Students will work collaboratively with their peers and NV staff members to develop resources and tools that can be used to enhance school communities. This year, the program will follow a hybrid model with both in-person and virtual meetings taking place from 5pm-7pm on Wednesdays (every other week).

The NV SAN deadline for SY21-22 is November 7, 2022 by 11:59pm. If you have immediate questions about the NV SAN application and selection process, please contact Jackie McKinney at jmckinney@newvisions.org.

Overview

The New Visions Student Advisory Network is an opportunity to meet other students and develop leadership skills. NV SAN members will collaborate in small groups of students and NV Staff members to complete a project that will positively impact schools and/or the New Visions office. We are looking for students who are committed, responsible and passionate about creating change.

What you will receive:

  • Valuable leadership training and experience

  • Opportunity to learn and provide feedback and suggestions to the NVPS community

  • Up to 30 CDOS hours

  • Participation stipend ($350) upon completion of the program distributed in June

Application Requirements

Applicants will need to submit an online application which will include:

  • Must be a High School Sophomore or Junior

  • A Narrative (1-2 pages long if written or 1-2 minutes long if video or audio recording)

  • 1 recommendation

Program Timeline

October 2022: Application opens Apply Here

November 2022: Application Deadline

Early December 2022: Eligible applicants are interviewed

Mid December 2022: Students are notified about acceptance

January 2023: SAN - Year 6 Begins

June 2023: Project Presentations

Summer 2023: Stipends Disbursed

Expectations as a Member:

  • Attend weekly virtual meetings from January -June 2023 (Only 2 excused absences)

  • Attend NV SAN Orientation on Monday, January 30, 2023 (Time TBD)

  • Commit 3 to 5 hours a month to attend meetings and complete tasks in preparation for the meeting

  • Be an active participant within the group

  • Work collaboratively with other students and adults to complete tasks

  • Complete the program in its entirety including the end of year presentation


"Being a part of NVSAN has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life, and I am so glad I was able to be a part of it at this age. Discussing all of the prominent issues going on within our education system as a result of the huge division between decision makers and the students is something that has really ignited a passion within me and I want to act as best as I can to empower other students to have a chance to have a seat at the table. "

- NV SAN Member, 11th grade



Apply Today!