As advocates for student voice in the classroom, it is only fitting that Need in Deed should hear the voices of students in regards to our work.
- What do students REALLY think about Need in Deed?
- How could input from students make a difference in the way that Need in Deed supports our teachers and classrooms?
- How can Need in Deed help students grow as leaders and advocates for student-driven education in Philadelphia?
After an extensive search and application process, the following 6 students will help guide Need in Deed into the future! We asked them to tell us a little bit about themselves. Meet these incredible 5th-7th grade students below.
Things that Brianna is good at: telling jokes, eating
Favorite TV shows/books/movies: How to Train Your Dragon, Percy Jackson
Brianna says: I’m interested in joining the Student Advisory Council because I want more opportunities to share my voice and voice my opinions.
Words that describe Mikaela: caring, sentimental, energetic
Favorite TV shows/books/movies: Law and Order, Harry Potter, Madagascar
Mikaela says: I am excited to advocate for important social issues and educating other students about them. I think being involved with Need in Deed can help me form meaningful connections with some pretty amazing people who are trying to help the world.
Words that describe Asher: smart, funny, goofy
Things Asher is good at: sports, especially football
Asher says: I really like to learn and help other people. I feel like when I have something to give that can help other people it’s my duty to support them.
Words that describe Shamah: insightful, determined, intelligent,
Things Shamah cares about: health, nature, guinea pigs
Shamah says: My goals are to do well in school and make a change. I am working on learning about climate change and how to stop it. After all, climate change will have a huge impact on our future, and I am doing my best to help stop it.
Things Ly’Niyah is good at: cooking, dancing, math
Favorite books/movies/TV shows: Harry Potter, Yes Day, Nailed it
Ly’Niyah says: I’m a passionate leader. I can always lift people’s spirits. I love talking and listening to others. I am a motivator for my classmates.
Words that describe Jordan: funny, outgoing, smart
Things Jordan is good at: Tae Kwan Do, fashion, make-up
Jordan says: When I see an issue that needs to be fixed I will do everything in my power to help, whether that be signing petitions, sharing on social media, etc. This year I have learned so much about social issues that I want to keep learning and helping.