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Ronald 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 staying 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.

Applications for the 2023-2024 Student Leadership Council will open February 1, 2023 and are due to the volunteer coordinator by Saturday, April 15, 2023.

Selection Process

  1. Candidate must be a rising junior or senior in high school.
  2. A completed application is due by Saturday, April 15, 2023 and shall consist of the online application and two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, pastors or other volunteer supervisors.  Recommendations should be addressed to Zelma-Mae Cable, Volunteer Coordinator, at ZelmaMae.Cable@rmhca.orgNo application will be reviewed until all materials are received. Students are responsible for contacting the volunteer contact 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 at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. At this time the applicant will sign up for an interview time.
  4. The selection committee will determine the SLC members for the 2023-2024 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 in by Monday, May 15, 2023.
  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.

We respectfully request that students themselves complete the application process, and follow through with the volunteer contact 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

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Thank you to 2022-2023 Student Leadership Council for their service!

2022-2023 Officers

Anna Bella Foster, President

Mountain Brook High School

Kimy Campos, Vice President

John Carroll Catholic School

Surabhi Nevrekar, Volunteer Coordinator

Hoover High School

Suhani Joshi, Fundraising Coordinator

Hoover High School

McKenzie Blackledge, Communications Coordinator

Hoover High School

2022-2023 Members

Ramatou Diakite

Pinson Valley High School

Paola Jaime

Pinson Valley High School

Kayla Evans

John Carroll Catholic School

Connor Jenkins

Mountain Brook High School

Hailey Garcia

John Carroll Catholic School

Lauren Jones

Mountain Brook High School

Alex Goodman

Mountain Brook High School

Noelle Potter

Pinson Valley High School

Davis Gray

Mountain Brook High School

Abby Saia

Vestavia Hills High School

Olivia Harrington

Ramsay High School

Frederic Smith

Mountain Brook High School

Arica Haywood

Pike Road High School

Zach Truitt

John Carroll Catholic School

Ella Hillman

Chelsea High School

Ella Weise

John Carroll Catholic School