Our Voices. Our Education. 

Who we are

What we do

We believe students’ perspectives should be heard when making important policy decisions. The A+ Student Voices Team is a statewide, student-led advocacy group for students in grades 9-12 that work to make education better for Alabama students.

The A+ Student Voices Team works to improve education in Alabama by ensuring students' perspectives are heard in spaces where education policy is made. Since 2018, the Team has traveled to Washington D.C. and met with the Alabama delegation, met with Alabama Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey and Alabama State Board of Education Members, and has been recognized by the Alabama House Education Policy Committee.

Our Mission

The A+ Student Voices Team unites students from across Alabama to ensure students are included in the public policy process. By advocating for student-centered education policies, we ensure students have input into decisions that impact us most.

Our Sponsors

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A+ Education Partnership and VOICES for Alabama's Children are non-partisan, non-profit organizations that aim to effectively advocate for Alabama's children.

As a program of A+ Education Partnership and VOICES for Alabama's Children, the A+ Student VOICES Team is dedicated to furthering the mission of our sponsors by promoting student involvement and providing students with a platform to advocate for themselves while developing an education policy priority.

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Founded in 1991, A+ Education Partnership works to create great schools for every child in Alabama. With one foot in the statehouse and one foot in the schoolhouse, we work to improve outcomes for Alabama students by working with elected and appointed officials to promote policies that improve public education. 

Founded in 1992, VOICES for Alabama’s Children's mission is to ensure the well-being of Alabama’s children through research, public awareness, and advocacy. Through data driven efforts, VOICES raises visibility of children’s issues, identify areas of need, prioritizes child well-being and informs decision-making at the state and local levels.

Program Staff

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Megan Skipper, VP of Communications & Strategic Initiatives at A+ Education Partnership 

Megan received a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from Auburn University and holds a master’s degree in strategic communication from Troy University. Megan began her career at the Montgomery Education Foundation as a communications and research coordinator. She joined the A+ team in December 2018 and was later promoted to VP of Communications & Strategic Initiatives.

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Caroline BarnettProgram Coordinator at A+ Student VOICES Team 

Caroline attends Auburn University where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in social work. After interning at the Family Guidance Center of Alabama where she helped facilitate a family enrichment program, Caroline joined the A+ team as a student intern in 2020 to learn more about the role of quality education standards in promoting social equity.