AWSL Student Voice & Advocacy Board

The AWSL Student Voice and Advocacy Board (SVAB) participates in meetings and conferences, gathering student input on issues affecting today’s schools. The SVAB is actively involved in developing programs that train students and adults on Leadership initiatives and activities.

Adviser: James Layman | jamesl@awsp.org

AWSL Student Voice & Advocacy Board Members 2019 - 2020

  • Autymn Wilde (Central Valley HS) - Eastern Washington SBE Representative

  • Margarita Amezcua (Auburn Riverside HS) - Western Washington SBE Representative

  • Sophia Wasson (Sumner HS)

  • Remington Steelman (Hanford HS)

  • Dante Ost (Harrison Preparatory)

  • Dana Ahmed (Kamiakin HS)

  • Gabriel Navarro (Ephrata HS)

  • Mackenzie Phan (Timberline HS)

  • Isabella Camarillo (Chiawana HS)

  • Lafayette Jones (Renton HS)

  • Ashley Lin (Union HS)

  • Logan Foy (Bellingham HS)

  • Averie Golladay (Warden HS)

  • Yaraidi Guadarrama (Toppenish HS)

  • Ellie Nestor (Klahowya Secondary School)

  • Anna Gonzalez (Othello HS)

  • Kenadee Montgomery (White Pass HS)

Student Voice and Advocacy Board Legislative Platform

The legislative platform brought forth from our 2019 - 2020 Student Voice and Advocacy Board

2020 Legislative Platform

Mental Health Initiative

The Association of Washington Student Leaders Student Voice and Advocacy Board has worked alongside the State Board of Education on a statewide mental health campaign that included a database of student-led mental health initiatives so that all schools can access mental health resources. the goal of the Mental Health Initiative is to support student leaders in their efforts to help destigmatize mental health in schools. Feel free to connect with these schools to learn the great work they are doing surrounding mental health initiatives (click on the links to connect with the schools).

  • Washington State School for the Blind: We take part in social emotional learning weekly.

  • Selah Academy: Viking Connections - Suicide conversations with students.

  • Scriber Lake High School: We have created a program called, “Various Names,” which is all under the Steep Stairs Press Writing Program. We wrote stories to address pain and move past it in an attempt to let others know they aren't alone.