In December we reported on the efforts in Grand Rapids High School 9th grade class rooms to take learning from the Youth Voices survey data and move forward project they care about.  You can read more about that event here.  

From District #318:

Students analyzed data about our community gathered in the 2014 Itasca Area Youth Survey. They chose a topic within the community that concerned them and then developed an action plan, presented it to classmates and community members, and are writing letters to local legislators. “This project involves students living, breathing, and doing Civics,” said GRHS Social Studies teacher Brielle Carlson.

Many of the projects are posted on the district’s website.  Take a look.   We are excited to see how these young people are tackling tough community issues.