Student Leadership & Affinity Groups
Black Pride Organization (BPO)
All Are Welcome & Every Voice Matters. The BPO mission is to address racial issues, stereotypes, and biases by increasing visibility in leadership roles, supporting African American students in education, and giving them a space for all to have a voice.
Contact Jess Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Follow BPO on instagram at @ssp_bpo for events and updates.
Comunidad de Latinos Unidos (CDLU)
CDLU is a Student Affinity Group open to all students grades 6-12. In CDLU, we celebrate our many different cultures as we strive for high academic success through education, real world discussion, and participation in a collaboration of community events. Meetings are held in the Stock Exchange (Fish Bowl) every other Monday after school.
CDLU es un grupo estudiantil de afinidad, y cada estudiante en grados 6 a 12 está invitado. La misión de CDLU es celebrar nuestras culturas distintas y lograr el éxito académico alto a través de la educación, conversaciones de temas actuales, y participación en una variedad de eventos comunitarios. Las reuniones son cada dos lunes en el Stock Exchange ("la Pecera").
Contact Shannon Lippke at SLippke@sspps.org or Karol Quesada-Cerdas at KQuesadacerdas@sspps.org for more information.
Follow CDLU on instagram at @sspcdlu for events and updates.
Sexuality and Gender Awareness (SAGA)
SAGA’s goal is to create a safe place for people to express their sexual and gender identities as they are and to increase awareness for the LGBT community and their struggles. Students in grades 6-12 can join SAGA, which meets weekly. Some meetings are educational, where kids prepare and present information on LGBTQ+ issues, and other meetings are just getting to know one another, doing crafts and playing games.
Contact Elizabeth Zender at email@example.com or Allison Binder at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Follow SAGA on instagram at @ssp_saga for events and updates.
Native Youth Leadership Council - Equity Alliance, MN
Native Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) is a multi-district group of Native American high school students who meet three times monthly. NYLC exists to provide a collective voice and represent Native youth, create space for racial and cultural exploration, leadership development and build community.
Click here to learn more about the group.