The movement needs you!  Connect with local and national advocacy organizations or learn how to lend your voice to the growing number of students demanding learner-centered environments!

Looking for Student Leaders!

MLCN is currently seeking student leaders to help coordinate and facilitate opportunities!  

We are looking for students interested in publishing their writing, creating media, taking photos, and adding their voice to the learner-centered movement (including managing this very page!).

Students should also join the network by submitting their contact information using the

"Join the Network" button above.

For an example of student voice in action, check out this article by Joshua Dantzler:  

A Student’s View: Young People Are the Biggest Stakeholders in Any School.

A second example of student voice in action: Columbus Day Replaced by Indigenous People's Day

(hosted by Education Reimagined)

The Young Filmmakers Challenge invites young people to produce and submit a short film based on the theme: What if “school” as we know it didn’t exist?

Winning submissions will be screened and an awards ceremony held in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2020. The screening will be the culminating event of a three-day, city-wide celebration on Unleashing the Power of Young People. The producer of the Best Overall Film will receive $250 and, along with one guest, an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC.


This nationwide challenge is open to anyone 18 and under and submissions will be accepted between February 15th-April 1st.

For more information, interested students should contact Carrie Bakken (

Learn more about both local and national organizations working to expand learner-centered environments.

Learn how students can get involved!

Read about Learner-Centered environments from the perspective

of students.

Minnesota Learner-Centered Network


Carrie Bakken

651.649.5495 x 205

Julene Oxton