Having leadership opportunities while in high school help students perfect the essential skills that are needed to graduate prepared for college and careers. MAEF has partnered with the Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds (The Grounds) to continue to offer the Superintendent Student Advisory Council (SSAC) for the 2015-16 school year.
"It is important for us to be able to give back to the community that supports us during our 10-day event," The Grounds Board President Mike Milford said. "We look at this as an opportunity to have a part in building the future leaders of Mobile. "
The SSAC is a program for 24 Mobile County public high school junior and seniors that represent each of the 12 high schools. These representatives meet monthly with the MCPSS Superintendent, participate in service learning projects, and are MAEF's student ambassadors.
"We are very grateful to The Grounds for their sponsorship of SSAC for this school year," the SSAC Coordinator Janelle Adams said. "This will allow the SSAC to conduct an Equity Report to determine if all MCPSS high school students are provided with the same opportunities for success in the classroom in order to graduate ready for college and career. "
This is the first partnership between MAEF and The Grounds. The SSAC has been a MAEF program for over 15 years.