Mission, Texas- Marcell Elementary students attended the South Texas College 5th annual Junior Jaguar Leadership Conference on December 1, 2017. The event is intended to train young “ambassadors” about the importance of college so they may share that message with their peers at their campus. Parents were also in attendance and participated in workshops like College Knowledge, Financial Literacy, and Employability Skills.
The conference is designed to teach students about leadership, financial literacy and college preparation. Students that attended are now prepared to take on a role as an ambassador to South Texas College and also as a mentor to their peers.
“You are the ambassadors from your elementary school for South Texas College,” STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed told students during welcoming remarks at the conference. “You were selected by your teachers and counselors who have recognized you as future leaders. You are going to represent the college not only while you’re in elementary, but also when you get into high school.”
Students were selected from those in the student body who displayed commitment to leadership and in their community. They enjoyed a day of fun-filled activities and projects to help develop leadership skills and inspire them to understand the value of higher education.