Student Voice and Choice

Implementation Strategies

Estimated time to complete: 5-7 hours

Upon completion, you will receive an Advanced Level certificate of completion.

You can maximize student engagement by visiting the Y4Y Musicfest. Each stage offers a different but important step to help you develop a complete approach to honoring student voice and choice.

After you complete this section, you’ll be able to

  • Define student voice and choice.
  • Describe how to create a program environment that honors student voice and choice.
  • Develop a program schedule of activities that honor student voice and incorporate academic needs.
  • Utilize strategies for honoring student choice.

Coaching My Staff

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

Upon completion, you will receive a Leadership Level certificate of completion. 

Explore these professional development strategies to help your staff re-frame programming and facilitation to be more faithfully student-centered.

After you complete this section, you’ll be able to

  • Train staff to integrate student voice and choice across program activities.
  • Create a professional learning plan for your staff.
  • Use effective coaching techniques as you implement the professional learning plan.


Find ready-to-use, customizable tools that can help you plan, design, implement and assess and incorporate student voice and choice in your program. 

Learn More Library

Visit the Learn More Library to find links to numerous external resources including videos, lesson plans, publications and more.