There are several ways for students to get involved in organizations that can help their schools and their communities. Here are a few organizations that seek student involvement.
Honorary Student Board Member
The Chicago Board of Education is seeking an Honorary Student Board Member for the 2011-2012 school year.
To be eligible, the student must have been or must be for this upcoming school year, a student council, junior class, or senior class officer or LSC student representative. The student must also hold at least a 3.0 G.P.A and have an attendance rate of 95% or better.
The student selected will represent the CPS student body on issues important to students. A $1,000 scholarship will be presented to the Student Board Member upon attending a two or four year college or university. Interested applicants should submit an application along with a current resume to Central Office. Applications will be accepted beginning October 6th and must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on October 13th. Submission requirements are detailed in the application.
Application for Honorary Student Board Member may be downloaded online.
CEO Student Advisory Council
The Youth Innovation Fund of Chicago provides action grants to student groups and classrooms for civic innovation projects. The council is comprised of 19 youth from high schools throughout the district. The Youth Innovation Fund is directed by the Mikva Challenge, the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, and the CPS Office of Service Learning.
Local School Councils
The LSC is composed of the principal, teachers, parents, community members and student representatives.While students aren’t allowed to vote on matters such as the school budget, choosing a principal or selecting the School Improvement Plan for Advancing Academic Achievement (SIPAAA), they do get an opportunity to learn and participate in a local school council.
This unique program combines classroom curriculum with the needs and issues of the community to engage students in both areas.
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