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Student Leadership Council

2020-2021 OFFICERS:

President:
Mekelet Suraphel
Hylton High School

Vice President:
Konstantin Shchelkunov
Osbourn Park High School

Secretary:
Kelsey Mackert
Osbourn Park High School

Parliamentarian:
D’Anya Pickett
Osbourn Park High School

Historian:
Kennedy Moran
Battlefield High School

 

The Prince William Human Rights Commission, office and partners launched the Human Rights Student Leadership Council (HRSLC) on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The council is designed for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in public, private, and homeschools.

The Commission, office, and partners disseminate knowledge to students about human and civil rights anti-discrimination laws, equip students with instruction on how to protect and assert their civil rights and the civil rights of others; to develop young leaders for civil rights leadership roles including future human rights commissioners, and to prepare a young generation of students for their purposes as prospective employees, tenants, and consumers.

I. FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF THE STUDENT COUNCIL

The Functions and duties of the student council shall include but not be limited to the following:

  • Commit to attend every session of the student leadership council punctually.
  • Actively engage and participate in its sessions and activities
  • Produce and present such reports as may be necessary to support its mission;
  • Treat every other member of the cohort with dignity and respect in every discussion, debate, or interaction.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the HRC.
  • Regularly practice and discuss leadership.

II. FIVE AREAS OF POTENTIAL ENGAGEMENT FOR STUDENT COUNCIL ACTIVITIES

  • Projects: Implementing human and civil rights projects in the community.
  • Partnerships: Collaborating with other organizations to raise community awareness about human and civil rights issues.
  • Events: Working together with the Prince William community to promote human rights awareness and diversity. Assisting the Human Rights Commission with its annual Universal Human Rights Day and yearly presentation of the EEOC Youth @ Work workshop.
  • Public Speaking/Outreach: Sharing unique experiences and promoting diversity through conferences, public events, small group discussions, online interactions, and a variety of other activities and media.
  • Publications: Spreading the message of the student council and the Human Rights Commission via written content.

Human Rights Student Leadership Council AMBASSADORS

Previous HRSLC members are eligible to become Ambassadors. The Ambassadors provide guidance for incoming Human Rights Student Leadership Council members.

RECRUITMENT

The recruitment period for the Human Rights Student Leadership Council typically runs from the end of September until the end of October.

MEETINGS

**Meetings are currently being held via WebEx due to the ongoing pandemic**

The Human Rights Student Leadership meetings will be held at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Generally, the council meets eight times out of the year from December to March. The eight meetings include our opening, closing, Commission presentations, and outreach activities.

For more information, contact the Prince William Human Rights Office at 703.792.4680.

ONE COMMUNITY UNITED VIDEO

One Community United Video

STUDENTS IN HRSLC PRESENT IDEAS ON SOCIAL CHANGE

HRSLC PHOTO AT ME TOO PANEL

COHORT 4 STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL PHOTO

2019-2020 Student Leadership Council

VACO BEST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

VACO Award-Badge2020-Medium.gif

VACo Program Description.pdf

Prince William County
Human Rights
15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Suite 125
Woodbridge, VA 22191
703-792-4680
Fax: 703-792-6944
email: [email protected]