1.Provide opportunities for students to develop a group identity through participation in student council-led summits and civic action projects 2.Provide students with an effective forum to voice opinions and express personal perspectives on issues and then create civic action 3.Create meaningful leadership opportunities for all students, including fringe and disenfranchised children Student Council Using RSVP, Student Councils can:
1.Provide opportunities for students to learn about the values associated with a civil and democratic society and exercise those values within the school 2.Encourage students to voice their opinions on relevant student and school issues 3.Institute instructional leadership changes that allow for meaningful involvement in decision- making by students… School Leadership Team School Leadership Teams can use RSVP to:
1.Take advantage of opportunities to earn recognition and acceptance 2.Participate in forums and other dialogues to voice opinions and ideas 3.Seek and accept leadership and other positions that afford decision-making responsibilities and opportunities to take action Student Body With RSVP a Student Body can:
The RSVP process begins by EMPOWERING student leaders. The RSVP process begins by EMPOWERING student leaders. Student councils using RSVP are empowered by their school leadership teams to: > engage other members of the student body, > take the lead role in identifying student issues and concerns, and > lead efforts to create civic-based, student-led projects
Giving students a VOICE to identify relevant issues and concerns is another key element of the RSVP process. Giving students a VOICE to identify relevant issues and concerns is another key element of the RSVP process. Student councils using RSVP can more effectively and genuinely connect with greater numbers of the student body. RSVP Summits become the catalysts for students to share concerns and identify solutions.
ENGAGING greater numbers of students in civic action is the goal of the RSVP program. School leadership teams can create opportunities for students to get involved on decision-making committees to help address student concerns. School leadership teams lend additional encouragement and assistance to help students move from voicing their concerns to deciding on what positive actions can be planned to resolve the issues and solve the problems that the students identified.
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