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Student Ambassadors on What Matters Most | #ELVS20 Sneak Peek

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Many of EL Education’s most compelling ambassadors are the students in our classrooms. These credible voices give first-hand accounts of the successes and challenges of our work and inspire us with personal stories of doing more than they thought possible. At What Matters Most: Moving Toward More Equitable Schools, the EL Education 2020 Virtual Summit (#ELVS20), Student Ambassadors will help lead us through an inspiring program. Hear what matters to your student ambassadors during an unprecedented school year.


Che Brown, Mapleton Expeditionary School for the Arts

“Your effort matters most. It’s all about effort. People should realize how important education is. Teachers need to make sure students understand. Everybody needs to succeed.”

Che Brown, grade 9, Mapleton Expeditionary School for the Arts

Elezar Garcia, Mapleton Expeditionary School for the Arts

“Perseverance and communication. We need to understand one another. We need empathy. We need to bring people together. We need unity so people can combat problems with their knowledge.”

Elezar Garcia, grade 12, Mapleton Expeditionary School for the Arts

Ethan O’Kane, Mapleton Expeditionary School for the Arts

“We need to make sure everyone is safe. We need a safe environment where people can trust one another.”

Ethan O’Kane, grade 7, Mapleton Expeditionary School for the Arts

Eve Olivas, Mapleton Expeditionary School for the Arts

“Support from teachers and peers matters most. It’s really important to have a good support system to get where you want to get in life.”

​Eve Olivas, grade 12, Mapleton Expeditionary School for the Arts

Yarely Ortiz, Mapleton Expeditionary School for the Arts

“My grades are important to me. Turning in my homework is important. If you want to be something in life, you need to be a good student.”

Yarely Ortiz, grade 7, Mapleton Expeditionary School for the Arts

Dianna Purvis, Mapleton Expeditionary School for the Arts

“Schools need to teach us, help us learn what we are interested in. Let students follow passions.”

Dianna Purvis, Grade 9, Mapleton Expeditionary School for the Arts

What Matters Most: EL Education 2020 Virtual Summit

Interested in learning more from EL Education students and education experts? Join us from October 22-23, 2020 to adapt practical and actionable tools through a series of intimate conversations and interactive sessions.

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