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CityWide Student Leadership Board

CityWide Student Leadership Board

CityWide applications for the 2023-24 school year open the first day of school! 


We are looking for students from each high school to represent themselves and their peers as we work with adult leaders to create positive change for ALL MPS students' educational experiences. 

Learn more about our member expectations.

Applications are open through Sept. 20th. Interviews will be held the week of Sept. 25th. 


What is CityWide?



Every Minneapolis Public Schools student has a voice in decisions regarding their education.


As a diverse embodiment of students in Minneapolis Public Schools we…

  • LISTEN: Empower MPS students to speak their truth and systematically gather their voice.
  • AMPLIFY: Amplify the voices of MPS students and ensure they are heard.
  • CHANGE: Create change recommended by MPS students through collaboration with school and district leaders.


The CityWide Student Leadership Board was established in 2016 to bring authentic youth voice to MPS decision makers, and support the Student Representatives serving on the MPS School Board in their ability to advocate for youth perspectives on issues facing MPS students. In order to institutionalize the use of youth voice in district decision making, we seek to place CityWide closer to systems of power within MPS. It is important for adults to “relinquish power” in order to give youth opportunities to lead and grow. The group is facilitated and created by and for MPS students


CityWide Student Leadership Board is comprised of a minimum of two members per MPS high school and the two student representatives serving on the MPS Board of Education. Members go through an interview process designed by students. We strive to create a team that is diverse and representative of the MPS student body. All members understand they are representing their school peers.


  1. Develop relationships with peers across the district
  2. Work collaboratively with district leaders to address students’ concerns across ALL schools. Priority topics are selected by the students.