Students effect change through RSVP program

Lexi Flynn and Sarah Moon help conduct a summit for Raising Student Voice and Participation (RSVP).

Raising Student Voice and Participation (RSVP) is a program designed to help high school students learn leadership skills while expressing opinions about and effecting change in their school.

Assumption started utilizing RSVP during the 2010-11 school year as another means to obtain student input while teaching organizational and problem solving skills to students.

Students are offered the opportunity to be a part of the RSVP team. The team goes into each classroom for a summit where students discuss things that are going well at Assumption, as well as things they would like to see changed. This information is collected by the RSVP team, and four or five changes are chosen to be addressed during the school year through presentations to the president, principal and school board. So far, students’ efforts have resulted in hallway clocks, longer passing time in between classes, and a more diverse lunch menu.

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