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PSV Student Advisory Council &
PSV Student Ambassadors

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What is The Council?

A core tenet of PSV is the centering of students in all of our work, particularly around healthy racial socialization. PSV believes in engaging students to successfully equip and empower them to navigate and thrive through the school experience. 
The PSV Student Advisory Council (the Council) is a small, select group of high school students from various private schools who are leaders and who are interested in helping to build an empowered and educated student community across schools. PSV understands how important it is to engage students as the experts and architects of their own school experience -- we want to empower them to be agents in creating their community and meeting the needs of students!

What are PSV Student Ambassadors?

PSV Student Ambassadors represent Black students in their private schools and are interested in building a movement across private schools of educated and empowered students. Ambassadors liaise between their school student affinity groups, if applicable, and ensure that communication to/from these valuable bodies is consistent and effective. Additionally, the Ambassadors, led by the Student Advisory Council, co-host various PSV events and activities such as social dances, skill-building sessions around racial literacy, college preparedness and more.

Why Should You Want to Be on The Council or be a PSV Student Ambassador?

As a Council member and a Student Ambassador, you are helping to shape something that will have an immediate impact on students today as well as help lay a foundation for students for generations to come! Simply put, it's a leadership opportunity and a tremendous way to leave your mark on something life changing and impactful. As such, The Council is guided by PSV leadership and they oversee High School Student Ambassadors as they work collectively to promote information, resources, and provide educational opportunities to others in their respective schools. The Council works together to increase opportunities for racial socialization, builds community pride, and works to identify ways to help prepare students for anticipatory experiences when in predominantly white institutions in a way that motivates them to have agency. The Council also participates as guests in PSV Board meetings throughout the year.

Additionally, where applicable, community service hours are accrued for volunteering time to plan and produce PSV events and activities as PSV is a registered 501(c)3 voluntary, nonprofit organization. 

How Does Someone Join The Council or Become a Student Ambassador?

For the 2024-2025 school year, The Council will be nominated by PSV leadership and selected by members of the PSV Board. To become a PSV Student Ambassador, students must be in High School and a short nomination form must be completed by a parent, school administrator or teacher.

Learn More About the Council& Process

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