Summit for Student Leaders

As students, how do we want to be heard? How do we make our voices count? This fall, join students from all around California for a free, virtual Summit at the 2024 Summit for Student Leaders!

What is the Summit for Student Leaders?

The goal for this summit is to support the development and engagement of student leaders and to strengthen student voice’s impact on policy. The program will also support stronger connections among students and deepen their ability to collectively make a difference in California together.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently looking for student volunteers. If you’re interested in joining our recruitment team, please fill out the volunteer form.

Sponsor the Summit

Supporting the Summit for Student Leaders is an opportunity to be recognized as a champion of student leadership in California. Fill out our sponsorship form here to contribute to our conference. 

Watch last year’s 2023 Summit

Children Now’s 2023 Summit for Student Leaders was held in October to great success.

View Day 1 

View Day 2 

Frequently Asked Questions

This 1.5-day Summit is an opportunity for student leaders across the state to gain a better understanding of the policymaking process around education issues to support their advocacy, as well as an opportunity to create connections with other student leaders, mentors, and policymakers.

For too long, student voice in public policymaking has been marginalized and under-valued, exemplified by patronizing phrases like “leaders of tomorrow.” Students are today’s leaders, and their voices and lived experiences should play a major role in policy development and implementation at the school, district, and state level.

The goal of the Summit is to support the development and engagement of well-informed student leaders, so student voices have a stronger impact on policy change.

The Summit will be held virtually over 1.5 days over October 6 and 7, 2023. We will be hosting a pre-conference event on Friday October 6th from 5-8pm PST, with a full program to follow on Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10am-5pm PST.

Any student with an interest in creating change, leadership and policymaking is invited to attend. We plan to partner with student leaders and representatives around the state to create an impactful Summit. Students ages 13 and up are encouraged to register!

How can I help?

We are currently looking for student volunteers. If you’re interested in joining our recruitment team, please fill out the volunteer form.

Supporting the Summit for Student Leaders is an opportunity to be recognized as a champion of student leadership in California. Fill out our sponsorship form here to contribute to our conference.