Become a Student Leader!

This year, NV SAN will be virtual with the group meeting weekly starting in February - June 2022 (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 virtual model with the exception of 2-3 winter/spring events which will be in-person.

The NV SAN deadline for SY21-22 is November 15, 2021 by 11:59pm. If you have immediate questions about the NV SAN application and selection process, please contact Jackie McKinney at


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 2021: Application opens Apply Here

November 2021: Application Deadline

Early December 2021: Eligible applicants are interviewed

Mid December 2021: Students are notified about acceptance

January 2022: SAN - Year 5 Begins

June 2022: Project Presentations

Summer 2022: Stipends Disbursed

Expectations as a Member:

  • Attend weekly virtual meetings from January -June 2022 (Only 2 excused absences)

  • Attend NV SAN Orientation on January 31, 2022 from 10am-2pm

  • 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!