Since the beginning of the Bonner Program, student voice has been instrumental in creating, implementing, and strengthening the program on the local and national levels.
One way we uplift student voice is through the role of Bonner Congress Representative. This role is designed for students to represent their programs and national network and to build upon their leadership skills to strengthen their own Bonner Programs and community initiatives.
We convene Congress Reps twice a year: once during the Summer Leadership Institute and another time at a student only gathering in October, the Bonner Congress Meeting. Every Bonner Congress Meeting is a little different, but generally it offers a series of workshops and presentations designed to give Congress Reps the skills and resources they need to take their ideas into action!