Voices

These commitments were created by parents, educators, students, policy makers, community leaders to take action to assist with our mission of reimagining the education system.

I COMMIT TO...

advocating for stronger investments in early chilhood, where 21st century skills are developed.

C.P.

Community Leader

as an educator to be a guide not a gatekeeper and to help kids solve real world problems and actually prepareing them for their future.

J.M.

Educator

asking questions, listening to students and embarking on this journey to reimagine education with all of you!

N.C.

Educator

becoming more involved in the community in order for my voice and my peers' voices to be heard, and to continur to be a listener to others stories and experiences.

L.K.

Student

being there for others especially when they need mental health support.

X.A.

Student

changing the balance of power in schools by winning studnents the right to vote in shcool board elections at 16 with the Student Voice Student Vote Coalition

R.B.

Policy

connecting with schools in the Montbello area where my campus is headquartered to better let students know about opportunities in the community

J.W.

Educator

creating and environment in my classroom where dialogue is common and healthy and rigorous, and looking for opportunities to build rapport with students without a voice or without representation.

M.R.

Educator

creating more opportunities on my campus for students to lead the change they want to see AND speaking truth to power in every room I set foot in.

R.G.

Educator

encouraging young people that I meet to look beyond what is taught in school!

M.L.

Parent

fighting for access to equitable early childhood education for all students.

B.M.

Community Leader

finding ways for students to share perspective (VOICE).

J.W.

Educator

going to school and informing my community about he different ways to define the education system such as what success and failure looks like, the preservation of mental health, and the opportunities we are not given in a flawed traditional education system.

A.N.

Student

help make a change for future generations.

B.C.

Community Member

informing my community of need for change and Future10X

D.P.

Parent

learn and implement best practices for mindfulness and gratitude to promote positive mental health.

B.W.

Educator

make sure youth voices are heard by legislators at the State Capitol who are shaping policies that directly impact them (education, mental health, substance abuse, etc.)

C.F.

Policy

not be complacent in the system that I was taught in, rather challenge myself to accept new ways of thinking about education and to move forward with my children in building a system that will work for all rather then existing in a system that only works for some.

R.M

Parent

provide opportunities to lead towards change in the community.

E.M.

Community Leader

stand stronger in the non-negotiable fact that my students are not test scores.

S.S.

Educator

supporting my kids and doing my utmost to ensure thay are prepared for their futures, whether they choose college, the trades, or whatever their dreams and strengths lead them to.

J.R.

Parent

to informing my community and fellow peers at school about the challenges we all face with education reform.

A.P.

Student

using my power to work side by side WITH student to build the school we envision and the education they want and need.

L.P.

Educator

work to weave together social emotional learning (SEL or SEAL) and culturally responsive education trainings to better serve students with informed and competent and confident educators rather than siloed departments.

T.V.

District Administrator

advocating my needs for education to my teachers, peers, and policy-makers.

K.C.

Student

ask my students what education means to them, what it should/could mean to them and what we need to do to make change now.

K.G.

School Leader

asking students about the problems they feel passionate about changing, and giving them time and space to brainstorm solutions.

L.F.

Educator

being a teacher-student not a gatekeeper, and following the path my students set.

S.P.

Educator

bringing Future10X leaders and small groups of school leaders together to discuss the insights and to begin making change now.

S.H.

Community Leader

choosing not to give up on a generative, radical education system that serves the world and to not give up on the possibility that students can be loved and nurtured in school, in service to the world.

R.B.

Community Member

continuing to hold my elected officials accountable for supporting access to mental health services

H.C.

Parent

creating ladders of access for people of color in our communities to become educators.

B.P.

Community Leader

educating my family, peers and community members and I plan on continuing this work at Regis University.

L.A.

Student

engaging adults in "The Endeavor Project" to ask them how they will make change inspired by Future10X Fellow insights.

A.S.

Community Leader

finding a way to get the youth we serve into our office for exposure to the hard and soft skills needd to succeed in a tech company and elevate their voice in our product strategy/roadmap.

J.H.

Community Member

getting into a classroom this school year to help student realize their potential and find what drives them.

C.W.

Community Member

have a better education to make student love to go to school and enjoy being in class and learning.

M.P.

Parent

helping my community and asking those close to me what they need.

E.P.

Community Member

inspire the people who are living under a shadow that don't allow them to be themselves, adn to inspire the truth to be exposed to leadership roles, but to involve my community to create the change they want.

J.I.

Student

listening more, reflecting on the uniqueness of individual experiences

J.D.

Community Leader

making my voice heard when I see situations that require change.

M.A.

Student

not settling for the status quo in education and using my position and power to challenge structures and practices that exclude and don't support the whole student to develop.

J.G.

Community Member

pushing for more child-centered and playful learning experiences across the preschool to 3rd grade continuum.

S.R.

Community Leader

staying involved in our public educatino system reform efforts and doing what I can to give back, create opportunity for students, and make goood on my comitment to TFA CO.

A.M.

Employer

supporting my student and school to diversify its learning environment.

M.A.

Parent

to supporting Future10X Fellows and your work to inform and change and empower systems to better serve all students!

L.B.

Funder

using the skills I've learned in communication to help students/fellows share their thoughts, ideas, and designs.

D.B.

Community Member

applying what I learned tonight in my everyday work with young people; allow them to dream and design and do!

G.H.

Community Member

asking my students what kind of education they want/what they want in education... instead of thinking I know better than them / choosing what education should be for them.

L.G.

Educator

be the leader I need to be but not want to be for my education and my peers' education.

D.A.

Student

being the educator that my students need in order to develop the tools to change the world.

H.W.

Educator

building discussion with teachers and people of color areound what we can do to create a classroom/system.

T.H.

Student

connecting the dots. Elevating the voice. And connecting with as many of the Future10X fellows as possible.

T.E.

Policy Maker

creating a better environment for both me and my peer so we can enjoy the life ahead of us.

J.O.

Student

creating ladders of opportunities for young people in our hiring process.

J.S.

Community Leader

educating people and making a change so that students dictate the course of their education. I want students to know that they can be more than a statistic. I commit to taking advantage of the opportunities I am given.

A.N.

Parent

expanding the conversation about "Youth Power" by creating an online publication dedicated to discussing how young people build, shape and experience power.

U.E.

Community Leader

finding a way to work closer to my capacity / potential to have greater impact on the education system.

B.A.

Funder

go to college and change the world with people with disability.

J.V.

Student

hearing and listening to other peoples stories as students to understand spectrum/diversity of experiences in education.

B.S.

Community Member

helping you make the change you want to make!

J.S.

Employer

involving students in all hiring decisions for all postitions at my school.

L.B.

School Leader

listening to the lived experiences of my peers who have not had the same experiences as me so that I can educate myself on the experience of my peers to create a better education system for all.

J.B.

Student

move the DPS mountains! Ensuring we take the first steps to omorrow to ensure your future, well-being and sense of self.

J.B.

Policy Maker

provide a platform for Future10X fellows and their ideas.

L.R.

Community Leader

speaking up for theose who can't but most importantly helping my teammates understand that they are not alone.

M.G.

Parent

supporting my fellow students who wish to help the education system change so it no longer fails students anymore.

J.C.

Student

taking action to change the education system now and to always value the voices of students by centering on youth power.

N.R.

Community Leader

using my position, experience and connections to help the Future10X movement move forward to make change in DPS; I will work with TFA to see this program continue and honor the work of the students.

P.D.

Policy Maker

voting for school board members who are dedicated to positive change, and I commit to following and being more vocal about school change.

C.B.

Community Member

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