Austin Voices for Education and Youth mobilizes the community to improve public education and expand opportunities for students and families. We work in partnership with community leaders, young people, parents, and educators to build successful schools and strong neighborhoods.
All schools and neighborhoods in Austin will be great places for young people to learn, lead, connect, work, and thrive. Students and families will not simply be recipients of service, but will become agents of change, leading the positive transformation of our schools and our community.
AVEY believes that . . .
• The whole community is responsible for creating opportunity and quality public schools for young people.
• Youth can be powerful agents of change in their communities, and youth voice is central to improving schools.
• Every child can achieve educational success, given the right “conditions for learning.”
• Strong partnerships and shared leadership are necessary elements for any sustainable community or school transformation.
In addition, Austin Voices is part of a national movement to create “community schools.”