LAVEEN, Ariz. - Thousands of students throughout the U.S. are participating in a walk-in, spreading a message to their fellow peers and trying to influence action.

"We are part of this nationwide movement where students are starting to take back their schools," said senior Daphne Cervantes, "because we are tired of the student to prison pipeline where we are pushing students of color out of school and into prisons."

Two thousand public schools in 200 cities across the nation have students demonstrating for educational funding, including two in the Valley: North High School and Cesar Chavez High School.

"It’s important to me because I want to be a part of a school that represents students," said Cervantes, "and that has faith in our students."

For the nationwide walk-in, students go class to class, wearing their shirts and spreading a message they believe in.