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The 2019-2020 Student Leadership CouncilRonald McDonald House Charities of Alabama Student Leadership Council (SLC) is a group of young men and women committed to promoting volunteerism by serving the families residing at Ronald McDonald House of Birmingham, Alabama. Each year the council is looking for students who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to helping the families who call the Ronald McDonald House “home.”

Students selected for membership to this leadership council will have the opportunity to develop self-confidence and leadership skills while engaging in age-appropriate activities designed to meet the unique needs of our community. Dues are $25 yearly.

August 21, 2020 is the deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 Student Leadership Council.  

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Selection Process-  Dates adjusted due to COVID-19 pandemic

  1. Must be a rising junior or senior in high school.
  2. A completed application consist of the online application and two letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, pastors or other volunteer supervisors.  Recommendations should be addressed to Stephanie Duncan, RMHCA Volunteer Coordinator. No application will be reviewed until all materials are received. Students are responsible for contacting the RMHCA Volunteer Coordinator throughout the application process to ensure their materials are received.
  3. Once a completed application is received, the applicant will be invited to complete the SLC mandatory orientation on Monday, August 24, 2020. At this time the applicant will sign up for an interview time.
  4. On August 28, 2020,  the selection committee will determine the SLC members for the 2020-2021 school year.
  5. A maximum of twenty (20) students will be selected to serve for as many as two years (depending on whether they are a junior or senior). They will be notified via a letter from the Volunteer Coordinator.
  6. Those not selected will be informed via letter and will be encouraged to volunteer independently at RMHCA and submit an application the following year.

Note: We respectfully request that students themselves complete the application process, and follow through with the RMHCA Volunteer Coordinator to make sure each portion of the application is completed. Parents are discouraged to complete any part of the application process for their child.


Student Leadership Council Requirements and Responsibilities


Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Student Leadership Council!

2019-2020 Members

John Butrus

Mountain Brook High School

Mary Grace Lorino (Vice President)

Mountain Brook High school

Morgan Cunningham (Volunteer Chair)

Hoover High School

Nadia Purdue

Pleasant Grove High School

Kennedy Edwards (Communications Coordinator)

Chelsea High School

Raleigh Robinson

Vestavia Hills High School

Alison Hanna

Spain Park High School

Laura Claire Waldrop

Shades Valley High School

Emma Grace Hanna

Spain Park High School

Grace Wong

Briarwood Christian School

Bebe Holloway (President)

Mountain Brook High School

Ariel Zhou (Fundraising Chair)

Vestavia Hills High School