Why is student advocacy important?

All students should have someone, other than their classroom teacher, to talk to if they need help at school.

Each school in SCSD#1 has a formal structure in place to make sure students develop positive relationships with adults and peers who support their academic and social experiences. Most programs have regularly scheduled meetings in which students of different grade levels and classes get together with someone other than their regular classroom teacher. In these groups students participate in team building activities with the outcome of getting to know students and school adults outside of their normal school “neighborhoods.” This allows students to know there is someone else in their school they can talk to or go to with questions or problems.

Check out your school's website or Facebook page to learn more about their program.