The My Voice National Student Mock Election is the largest civic engagement project in the United States, and is built on the more than 30 years of work of the National Student/Parent Mock Election. With My Voice, the Pearson Foundation is creating a digital initiative to encourage student voice in school and the community all year long.
Everyone. Today there are so many avenues for young people to express their views and we believe listening to students is more crucial than ever. The My Voice National Student Mock election makes it possible for students to engage directly in their community by casting a vote in the national and state elections, along with taking part in polls and civic project.
For inquiries about the My Voice National Student Mock Election, including stories of student activity from around the country, email us Media@pearsonfoundation.org.
The National Student Mock Election was co-founded by Edward Stanley and Gloria Kirshner in 1980, as the National Student/Parent Mock Election. After more than 30 years, and 18 elections, it still stands as the nation’s largest civic education project and the world’s largest national mock election. Over the years National Student/Parent Mock Election to help over 50 million students learn about our nation’s electoral process and the meaning of democracy.
My Voice is the work of Dr. Russell Quaglia who has been surveying and studying student perception for over 25 years. The My Voice survey is the longest standing tool to measure student self-worth, engagement and sense of purpose.
Students and teachers are the first and greatest partner of the My Voice National Student Mock Election. Additionally, approximately sixty national businesses, civic, and educational groups serve as cooperating organizations or partners. Many contribute pro-bono services — ranging from free air time on TV and radio to public service announcements, educational webinars, online advertising, promotions and website development. These partners include:
American Association of School Administrators
Council of the Great City Schools
National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of Secretaries of State
National Association of Student Councils
National Council for the Social Studies
National School Boards Association
Businesses and non-profit organizations
Who is the Pearson Foundation?
The Pearson Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to make a difference by promoting literacy, learning, and great teaching. The organization collaborates with leading businesses, nonprofits, and education experts to share good practices, foster innovation, and find workable solutions to the educational disadvantages facing young people and adults across the globe. Learn more at www.pearsonfoundation.org
- My Voice National Student Mock Election
- Arne Duncan US Secretary of Education
- Mike Hanley Alaska Commissioner of Education
- John Hickenlooper Governor of Colorado
- Ken Dunkin Illinois State Representative Chair, House Higher Education Appropriations Committee
- Linda McCulloch Montana Secretary of State
- Brian Sandoval Governor of Nevada
- RaeAnn Kelsch North Dakota State Representative Vice Chair, Education Commission of the States