Life at Burke's

Student Government

Description of Responsibilities

Youth Voice Moderators (formerly known as Youth Voice Co-chairs)

  • Run weekly officer/rep meetings and prepare the agenda for rep meetings
  • Assist in the planning and execution of Youth Voice events
  • Collaborate effectively with other Youth Voice officers
  • Meet regularly with Mr. McCoy to discuss assembly and other Moderator business
  • Run Upper School assemblies
  • Attend all officer and rep meetings, unless excused by Ms. Spengler or Señor Sabedra
  • Fulfill the goals stated as part of the campaign platform
  • Submit updates for Youth Voice website

Youth Voice Community Service Chairs

  • Plan, organize, and publicize community service activities and initiatives for Upper School far enough in advance to allow the community to participate in them
  • Provide written information for Youth Voice meetings to inform officers and/or reps of the activities
  • Assist in the planning and execution of all Youth Voice events
  • Be prepared to make clear and concise announcements in assemblies by planning in advance with Mr. McCoy
  • Meet regularly with Señor Sabedra to discuss community service business
  • Attend all officer and rep meetings, unless excused by Mr. McCoy or Señor Sabedra
  • Fulfill the goals stated in the campaign platform

Youth Voice Spirit Chairs

  • Plan and organize school spirit and community building activities in addition to traditional spirit days
  • Provide written information for Youth Voice meetings to inform officers and/or reps of the activities
  • Assist in planning and execution of all Youth Voice events
  • Be prepared to make clear and concise announcements in assemblies by planning in advance with Mr. McCoy
  • Meet regularly with Señor Sabedra to discuss spirit business
  • Publicize spirit activities far enough in advance to allow the community to prepare for them
  • Attend all officer and rep meetings, unless excused by Mr. McCoy or Señor Sabedra
  • Fulfill the goals stated in the campaign platform

Youth Voice Green Chairs

  • Plan and organize Green initiatives and activities for the community
  • Provide written information for Youth Voice meetings to inform officers and/or reps of the activities and initiatives
  • Assist in the planning and execution of all Youth Voice reps
  • Be prepared to make clear and concise announcements in assemblies by planning in advance with Mr. McCoy
  • Plan and publicize Green activities and initiatives far enough in advance to allow the community to prepare for them
  • Attend all officer and rep meetings, unless excused by Mr. McCoy or Señor Sabedra
  • Meet regularly with Mr. McCoy to discuss Green business
  • Fulfill the goals stated as part of the campaign platform
Youth Voice is the Upper School's student government. Students from all grade levels have the opportunity to participate as their advisory's elected representative. Seventh and eighth grade students may run for one of four offices: Community Service, Green, Moderator, and Spirit. While officers serve for the entire school year, representatives serve for half of the year.

The intention of Youth Voice is to give Upper School girls a voice in a range of activities and issues related to Upper School as well as the whole school. Officers lead and present to their peers at assemblies, and plan activities. Representatives participate in discussions during Youth Voice meetings and keep their advisories updated on Youth Voice news. The group has two adult advisors: Mr. Sabedra and Ms. Spengler.

Contact

List of 2 members.

  • Howard McCoy 

    Director of Inclusivity & Community Building, Youth Voice Advisor
    415.751.0187, ext. 329
    University of California, Santa Cruz - B.A.
    Texas Southern University - M.A.
  • Anthony Sabedra 

    Sixth- & Eighth-Grade Spanish, Sixth-Grade Lead Advisor, Youth Voice Advisor
    415.751.0187, ext. 342
    University of Santa Clara - B.A.
    Cornell University - M.A.
    Universita di Siena - Cert., Certificato degli studi italiani
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.

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7070 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
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