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School Board Campaigns and Leadership Training

Training everyday advocates to build long-term community power


Join Get on Board!

Use your voice to ensure all children have access to excellent public education.


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School boards play a major role in shaping our education system.

Get on Board is an intensive leadership development program designed to support individuals as they consider running for school board.

Education leaders and community members have the opportunity to support a platform of crucial improvements to the education system.

A lack of reflective leadership in politics can pose barriers to changes that communities want to see in their schools.

Get on Board is designed to support a student-centered agenda, and offers a suite of resources to help participants learn how to increase their political participation and impact.


"Get on Board is essential, not only to support candidates who wish to run for school board, but necessary to the proliferation of good governance that works with it's citizens."
Jim Vue
St. Paul Board Chair

What to Expect: Program at a glance

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“I learned so much and now will learn about my school board system and talk to the current school board members. I am strongly considering more than I have thought before.”

– Cohort 2 Participant, Sagal Sabri

Deadline: 12-23-22

This program is offered through a collaboration between Ayada Leads, Northside Achievement Zone, Voices for Racial Justice, and Great MN Schools.