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SAC is a group of CPS students (age 16-18) that advises the Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Public Schools, Dr. Janice K. Jackson, by providing youth perspective, research, and recommendations on district policies and initiatives. Council members learn about the inner workings of CPS, work in committees to gather and analyze student feedback from their peers, and share their findings with different CPS leaders. In 2020-21, their work brought student voice to three district initiatives: work to reduce inequities in how the Student Code of Conduct is enforced, the development of a new Curriculum Equity Initiative, and a redesign of the district’s School Quality Rating Policy.
Throughout the summer, Mikva Challenge youth policymakers identified the most pressing issues and inequities currently affecting Chicago youth. At a town hall event, they presented their policy recommendations and identifying ways to take action to turn their vision for our city into a reality. Read the CPS Student Advisory Council’s full set of recommendations.
Never have I felt more empowered to break barriers and create change in this country,