Listen. Learn. Lead. 2023
The second annual Listen. Learn. Lead. luncheon will take place Monday, Oct. 30 at the Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center, at 301 Fulton Street West in Grand Rapids.
Kent ISD is proud to partner this year with Grand Valley State University to provide educators, elected officials and non-profit community members an update on key initiatives happening in our schools. Students from the Kent ISD Student Leadership Community will share their perspectives on their educational experiences, followed by a panel discussion with area superintendents and a message from GVSU President Philomena V. Mantella, PhD.
Attendees will have the opportunity to further discuss educational topics and network after the main event.
In 2022, nearly 300 attendees were able to hear directly from students about their experiences in school, the challenges they face and their hopes for the future.
Watch the 2022 Listen. Learn. Lead.
Student Leadership Community Shares their Voice
The Student Leadership Community is a group of high school students from Kent ISD's 20 school districts who convene monthly to share their voice with educators and each other. In the videos below, they share their experiences and perspectives on topics discussed during Listen. Learn. Lead. These include mental health, student involvement, and the things they wanted adults to know most about their school experience.
Fall 2022 Update
This update provides our broader community a look into our schools, the students we serve, the successes, and the opportunities that await. We'll dive into data about our students, their achievements and education initiatives to help them succeed.
Student Perception Survey
In Spring 2022, the Kent Intermediate Superintendents Association (KISA) surveyed students from Kent ISD area public schools to better understand their school experience and well-being. Some of the key takeaways from this survey were discussed during the Listen. Learn. Lead. event and the full results can be viewed at the link below.