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Shaping the Portrait with the Voices of Young People

Youth Voice

Vision Seekers Youth Fellowship

Vision Seekers shared their perspective as we drafted the Portrait of a Nevada Learner. 20 participating students ages 14-18 from Douglas, Clark and Washoe Counties joined in conversation and insight sharing.​

“Instead of testing what the students remember, test how well they can explain something.” 


- Marcos K.

“Most of my classes and assessments are based on memory and not actual growth of how concepts are grasped.”


-Kendal J.


Learner Artifacts

Young people in Nevada explored their hopes and needs for their education through conversations with each other and their communities. They reflected on the data from these conversations and created artifacts that showcased significant perspectives they wanted shared as part of the broader work of creating a collective vision for the future of learning. Common themes that emerged:

  • Health and Safety

  • Personalized, Project Based Learning

  • Flexible Schedules

  • Future Readiness

  • Funding 

  • Creativity and Artistic Expression

  • Helping Others

  • Personal Values

  • Personal Growth

  • Community 

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