My Experience With The Student Leadership Council
Written By Amanda Paramore
When I signed up to be on the Student Leadership Council with the Ronald McDonald House, I had no idea how much it would change my life. I needed to expand my resume, and I wanted to do something I would enjoy. I saw the ad for the Student Leadership Council in a Guidance Newsletter at my school. The more I researched the House, the more I fell in love with its mission. Being on the Student Leadership Council gave me incredible experiences that I will remember all through my life. I served as Vice President for the SLC in 2014-2015, and I just finished serving as President of the 2015-2016 year.
The best thing about being a part of the SLC was the people I got to meet. Not only did I work with some incredible people on the council, but meeting the families at the House and hearing their stories was something I always looked forward to. Being on the SLC requires a certain amount of hours a month, and volunteering at the House quickly turned into something I get to do rather than something I had to do. I had the privilege to serve a few meals to the families at the House, and those are some of the best memories I have. The families are so grateful for everything the House offers them, and I get to contribute to that. Working at the House, you see tangible evidence of how it changes lives and helps families. You see the families enjoying the craft nights you planned with the SLC. You hear about where the money from your fundraising events is going and how it will help the House. I have loved every moment of being a part of this organization. I will miss the SLC, but I am so excited to hear about all of the incredible things I know this group will accomplish. I highly encourage any high schooler to get involved with the SLC! Through the SLC, I have made lifelong friends, and I have acquired skills that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
If you are interested in learning more about Ronald McDonald House’s Student Leadership Council, please reach out to Stephanie Langford at (205) 638-7261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.