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INSPIRED PEOPLE

Coping with COVID-19 Student-to-Student Study

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https://www.kystudentvoiceteam.org/coping-with-covid

Emanuelle Sippy

Lexington, KY | 17

2021 AWARD RECIPIENT

“During regular school, teachers would take the time to check in on us… since quarantine started, there is less emotional support which has made me feel very alone… I don’t want to reach out to the teachers and bother them.” - Upper middle class sophomore

When the pandemic began, Emanuelle organized the Coping with COVID-19 Student-to-Student Study (CWC), an initiative of the Student Voice Team, to help identify and ultimately address issues of education inequity. With nearly 10,000 survey responses from 119 of 120 Kentucky counties detailing students’ social-emotional health and home lives, Coping with COVID-19 also created a community of support, mobilized students to reach broad audiences, and generated policy recommendations. The Student Voice Team has reached tens of thousands through op-eds, policy reports, school climate audits, roundtables, presentations, rallies, teach-ins, media appearances, conferences, a published book, and testimony before the state legislature.