Students are Connecticut’s leaders of tomorrow and our communities’ changemakers of today. Commissioner of Education Charlene Russell Tucker and the entire Connecticut Department of Education (CSDE) are proud to officially launch Voice4Change. 

(CSDE) is investing more than $1.5 million in high school students across the state to encourage them to get involved, be heard, and make change. A first-of-its-kind statewide civic engagement initiative, Voice4Change empowers high school students to propose and vote on how more than $1.5 million in federal relief funds will be invested to reimagine Connecticut’s schools. Students in participating districts will submit proposals to the CSDE outlining how they would spend $20,000 in their school. Proposals deemed eligible to receive ARP ESSER funds will ultimately be voted on by their high school peers on March 29, 2022.   

Voice4Change represents 45 districts, 80 schools, and over 60,000 students!

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