Improving The View In Waukegan

Clearview raises school pride in an unusual way… The last to leave for the weekend every Friday, Clearview Elementary’s Our American Voice group decided early on that what most needed their attention was just down the hall—their school’s restrooms. “They began by charting a plan, interviewing teachers and presenting ideas to administrators,” OAV educator Rosanna Cardenas […]

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WGN Borrows Healy

  Healy Elementary OAV stars on Steve Cochran Show Kaelyn S of Healy Elementary School in Bridgeport, IL, is the Kid of the Week on the Steve Cochran show on WGN, as she and teacher Stacy Coglianese talk about her school’s Our American Voice project, an outdoor lending library stocked with more than 500 books […]

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Oakville: Making Moving Veteran Moves

  Oakville’s OAV program honors veterans with year-round support As reported in the Danville’s Commercial News, Oakville Junior High’s Our American Voice team has been busy throughout the year brainstorming and carrying out projects in their community, with a special emphasis on supporting and honoring the area’s veterans.  Fall’s main focus was on planning and […]

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Those Who Do, Teach

OAV all the rage at Dubois, Fox reports Educator Shalanda Gaines and 5th grader Isabella Sexton of Dubois Elementary School in Springfield, IL describe the peer tutoring program Dubois students developed as their 2017 Our American Voice project, and talk about the upcoming OAV Summit, on Fox’s Good Day Marketplace show.

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Students Brainstorm Capitol

OAV Summit IX is upon us, in Springfield… Students and teachers from all around the state of Illinois will be descending on Springfield Tuesday, May 2, for the ninth Our American Voice Summit. Participating schools and students will be touring the capitol, sitting in on a legislative session, meeting with their state senators and representatives, and […]

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Salad Days In Arcola?

Students make case for salad bar to Arcola school board There’s no arugula in the Arcola junior high cafeteria, but as reported in the Champaign News Gazette, there may be soon, if students participating in the Our American Voice program have their way. Through OAV, seventh and eighth graders learned how to really do their […]

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OAV Kids at Komensky succeed in their 3 year project

Congratulations to the Komensky Elementary OAV students in District 100, South Berwyn! Today, March 3rd,  Principal Mariana Nicasio announced that Foresters Financials have agreed to fund their Playground for All project which they have been working on for almost 3 years.  The project began when a group of OAV students realized that their school’s playground […]

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Announcing the Citizen U Newsletter

A NEWSLETTER FOR CONCERNED CITIZENS “Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.” — Dwight Eisenhower The angst and anger emanating from those controlling the current political debate is creating a civic polarization […]

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