Apply for the Ethnic and Social Equity Working Group

Act 1 is a Vermont law that brings together the members of the public from different ethnic and social backgrounds and the education community to help tackle bias, discrimination, and inequity in Vermont Schools. The goal is to help schools better support the needs of young people PreK-12th grade who are underrepresented or marginalized such as students of color, Indigenous students, students with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ students. This working group will do the important work of recommending educational standards and policy that support these students. 

What is the commitment? 

  • There are monthly paid Working Group meetings
  • There are also monthly committee meetings
  • This position term ends in the Summer of 2023

Who is eligible:

  • Three spots are open for High school-aged youth (9th – 12th grade) 
  • One spot is open for a representative from the Abenaki or Indigenous community who lives in Vermont.  

There are several ways you can apply! Pick one!

  1. Fill out this online form
  2. Send a letter of intent to answer these questions and send them to     vtethnicstudies@gmail.com (limit 2-pages, double spaced) 
  3. Record your answers to these questions: 802-461-6322 
  4. Submit a video response to these questions to vtethnicstudies@gmail.com

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage folks to apply before September 18th. 

Questions about the Process?

Please send questions to vtethnicstudies@gmail.com or to Amanda Garces, the Chair of the working group at 802-828-2580.

To learn more about the application and Act 1 check out this page