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    AAMA Student Leadership Council Applications Open
    Posted on 02/19/2021
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    Office of AAMA Student Leadership Council Applications Open

    The Office of African American Male Achievement is proud to open applications for the office's Student Leadership Council. The SLC is a brotherhood of student leaders who support each other at their schools and across the district while also providing guidance to district leadership and holding leadership accountable on priority initiatives of AAMA.

    We invite Black male students in grades 7-12 to apply to the AAMA Student Leadership Council

    The SLC motto is "Nothing About Us Without Us." AAMA is working to ensure Black boys and teens have a seat at the table when it comes to making decisions that affect their lives and education. This past year, SLC members advised district leaders and informed policy on grading, COVID-19 response planning, returning to school buildings, and so much more.

    The SLC plays a pivotal role in the district's work to dismantle systemic racism in our system. Their voice will lead SPS in reconstructing our educational environment to better support the social, emotional, and academic needs of Black boys and teens.

    "The reason that I want to be here is so that I can support my brothers, my school, and community and help them be successful," Denny International Middle School student August Diggs said of joining the SLC. "And to help myself."

    Students will be eligible to receive up to $250 per semester stipend based on participation. Members may also have the opportunity to: lead professional development conferences across the country, participate in future HBCU tours, and earn service-learning hours.

    We are working to have an SLC representative from each middle school, K-8 school, and high school in SPS. Current SLC members represent Cleveland, Lincoln, Chief Sealth, Rainier Beach, and Garfield high schools and Denny, Mercer, and Eckstein middle schools. We will only be accepting applications from students at schools not currently represented on the SLC.

    Council Requirements and Application Process

    • Students must currently attend a Seattle Public Schools K-8, middle, or high school (grades 7-12).
    • Students must complete an application by 5 p.m. on March 10.
    • One reference is required. The reference can be a family member, teacher, mentor, coach, etc.
    • Students may choose to apply again next year.
    • Students MUST commit to attend all meetings.
    • Participating students are eligible to receive a stipend for participation and have the opportunity to earn service learning hours.
    • We will only be accepting applications from students at schools not currently represented on the SLC. We currently have representatives from Cleveland, Lincoln, Chief Sealth, Rainier Beach and Garfield High Schools and Denny, Mercer, and Eckstein Middle Schools.

    Watch a video of SLC students sharing why they decided to join the council below:

    Learn more about the Department of African American Male Achievement (AAMA).

    Learn more about our five-year strategic plan, Seattle Excellence.

    AAMA Student Leadership Council

    First Name *

    Last Name *

    Email *
    Please double check your email because an application confirmation will be sent to this address.

    Phone Number

    Date of Birth *

    Zip code for your home address *

    Your school

    Grade *

    Tell us about yourself.

    Give us five words that describe you. *

    What makes you unique from other applicants? What are your dreams, aspirations and goals? What unique elements will you bring to Student Leadership Council? *

    How are you currently serving your community? And if you aren't already serving, in which ways could you help?

    Reference: Please list the name of an adult from your family, school and or community member who endorses your application. *