Student Leadership & Affinity Groups

  • Black Pride Organization (BPO) group photo 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 jdavis@sspps.org for more information.

    Instagram icon Follow BPO on instagram at @ssp_bpo for events and updates.


  • Comunidad de Latinos Unidos (CDLU) group photo 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.

    instagram icon Follow CDLU on instagram at @sspcdlu for events and updates.

  • Sexuality and Gender Awareness (SAGA) group photo 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 ezender@sspps.org or Allison Binder at abinder@sspps.org for more information.

    instagram icon Follow SAGA on instagram at @ssp_saga for events and updates.

  • pow wow  Native Youth Leadership Council - Equity Alliance, MN

    ‚ÄčNative 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.