Best Practices, Volume IV
SBP Student Board of Directors
Youth voice within the Anchorage School Business Partnership Program was taken
to a new level with the first meeting of the School Business Partnership
Student Board of Directors on February 5, 2002.
2002 Executive Student Board of Directors
Chair: Meghan Humphrey
Vice Chair: Debbie Ann Taitaiu
President: Hellen Fleming
Secretary: Morgen Willis
Treasurer: Ginny Cress
2002 Student Board of Directors
Coordinator: Roberta Williams
Central Middle School: Drew Cason, Debbie Ann Taitaiau, Morgen
Mears Middle School: Rachel Warner, Vince Leininger
Romig Middle School: Dana Hubbard, Shannon Jacobs
Bartlett High: Hellen Fleming Chugiak High Jan Tomsen, Andy
Mew, Kevin Vik, Drew Michael
Dimond High: Stephanie Worley East High Josh Wilson, Kristen
Service High: Kelly Eldridge
West High: Jenny Jemison, Esther Heo
Polaris K-12: Hans Borchardt
UAA: Ginny Cress, Meghan Humphrey, David Parret
The YOUTH Voice of Anchorage School Business Partnerships
Middle school and high school students have served on the Anchorage School
Business Partnership Board of Directors since 1994. The Board has
enthusiastically supported an active youth presence with their assistance in
speaking engagements, writing newsletter articles, as well as serving on Board
The Student Board of Directors became a reality after the National Association
of Partners in Education brought its symposium to Anchorage in October 2001.
The Symposium committee selected Josh Wilson, senior at East, as its first
Youth Strand Chair; Ginny Cress, freshman at UAA, as the Vice Chair. These two
enlisted other Anchorage School District youth to join them in a year-long
planning session not only as participants, but also as presenters. Eventually,
their hard work paid off - the sponsorship of Booz Allen Hamilton, strategy and
technology consultants, brought youth from other Canadian and American
communities to participate in the symposium too.
To provide youth opportunities to serve as communication liaisons for middle
schools, high schools, and alternative programs grades 7-12 with the community.
To provide youth a meaningful voice in making decisions regarding school
business partnerships and their career opportunities with the community.
To ensure that youth are served by advisors to promote the highest level of
learning possible through personal relationships and partnerships.
To bring learners and business leaders together to launch, form and sustain
partnerships that engage and enrich the community and improve educational and
To grow and mature the current School Business Partnership program with
contextual learning, career exploration experiences, and leadership skills.
To establish criteria, study data, and establish measurements of success by
which all school business partnerships are measured.
To explore academic and workplace processes and systems.
To collaborate with a broad base of community organizations including
businesses, civic and government organizations.
To ensure the necessary resources and supports to launch and sustain long-term,
To develop management tools and strategies to improve learning and problem
solving and to manage projects and processes.
“I’m really excited about the possibilities of the new SBP Student Board. With
the strength of all these youth we can have one powerful voice…one that the
teens in today’s community desperately need.”
--Meghan Humphrey, Student Board Chair UAA student and East High
|Please note: The information on this page is from the
2002 edition of Best Practices. The people, programs and contact information
included were current at the time of publication, but may have since changed.
|Award winning organization
Anchorage School Business Partnerships was named a 2005-06 winner of the National School and Busines Partnerships Award.