There’s a Club or Group for You at Southfield A & T
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Is your school year somewhat dull? Have you ever wanted to join an organization but didn’t know which was the best for you? If you said yes to either of these questions, then one solution is to join an organization at Southfield A & T.
School Counselor Erica Webb says joining a student organization allows students to develop school spirit, social leadership and time management skills.
Here are 10 school organizations that could be beneficial to you and your school year:
Adviser: Veda Cook
DECA is business club that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA is in high schools and colleges around the globe.
DECA members must maintain a 2.5 grade point average throughout the school year, have no behavior problems, and pay the $25 DECA dues.
DECA plans to host a Powderpuff game on Thurs., Oct. 20, to raise money for breast cancer.
The group already hosted a Zumbathon for breast cancer.
DECA meets once a week, preferably during seminar or after school.
2. Radio Club
Adviser: Kevin Walsh
Radio Club is for students looking to be a part of the 88.5-FM WSHJ Radio Station at Southfield A & T.
WSHJ gets assistance from other radio stations in the area and other school radio stations such as 88.1 FM WBFH.
WSHJ provides a hands-on learning environment that gives students experience in all aspects of a radio station.
Radio Club is planning to produce a 90-minute show broadcasting educational, informational and entertaining content where the participants would pre-record shows during or after school.
3. Project Manhood/Project ManUp
Adviser: Malachi Hampton
Hampton has a unique way for choosing participants for Project Manhood/Project ManUp.
He sends an e-mail to his staff members asking for male students who are potential leaders, whether positive or negative. The young men in this organization feed the homeless through a church that partners with Forgotten Harvest. They unload the truck, and then prepare and serve the food. Each participant also donates clothes to the South Oakland Shelter.
Project Manhood/Project ManUp have motivational speakers scheduled to talk to the male leaders, such as the Armed Forces. Hampton said they would like to looking schedule a meet-and-greet with the Lions or Pistons. They are also looking forward to joining the President Barack Obama National Mentor Program called My Brother’s Keeper, which President Obama launched to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color.
Project Manhood aims to ensure that all young people can reach their potential. Project Manhood/Project ManUp plan to have meetings twice a month after school or during seminar.
Adviser: Joseph Minnick
Would you love to get your hands dirty and build things from the ground up? Are you good with your hands and love to work in a group? The Robotics Club focuses on electronics, programming, mechanical engineering and marketing.
Robotics Club isn’t limited to engineers; they have a sporting appeal and they touch base with a business and marketing asset, even the steps to creating a team name are branding challenge. The Robotics Club participates in an electronic car building competition called the Innovative Vehicle Design.
Robotics Club also participates in an annual competition every January, for which each team is given six weeks as a team to build a robot. This is also a mentoring program and Faculty Adviser Minnick expects that participants new members will know little about the program, so don’t feel intimidated, Minnick said.
The requirements for Robotics are to complete an application, get teacher recommendations, and be willing to commit for long hours and weekends. Members cannot fail any classes.
The meetings are set for October and November when they plan to meet weekly. In December, they meet five times a week, and in January-April, six times a week.
5. Project Womanhood
Adviser: Darcel Stewart
Project Womanhood is a mentoring program for young ladies of all grade levels at Southfield A & T. Project Womanhood plans to schedule female speakers from different career paths, offer a little sisters program with Stevenson Elementary and raise money for cancer awareness.
The requirements for membership in Project Womanhood are to maintain a 2.5 g.p.a., attend meetings, have no behavior problems, be a team player and bring ideas to the organization.
Meetings are planned to be during seminar or once a week after school, Stewart said.
6. Medical Academy
Adviser: Cynthia Maxwell
Are you interested in saving people’s lives for a living? Is your dream to become a part of the medical field? Medical Academy is a program for students interested in getting experience in the medical field.
Medical Academy hosts a Health Fair and takes field trips to different to colleges.
Students can participate in Future Docs at the medical center in downtown Detroit, where students get the opportunity to engage in emergency medical service rotations. They develop clinical skills and meet medical students who give insight on how medical school will be.
Medical Academy students can also participate in the Osteochamps with MSU that is eight weeks over the summer. The requirements to be a part of Medical Academy are to go through an application process and agree to a commitment to participate. Meetings are planned to start during seminar or once a week after school.
7. Wise Up Rise Up
Advisers: Lorise Grey, Lawana Williams and Mona Chambers
The Women of Integrity,Strength and Empowerment (WISE) Up Rise Up organization is for ninth- and tenth-grade girls to empower, educate and encourage them to become women of character and strength to rise above adversities and challenges to become empowered leaders at school and in their communities, said club co-sponsor Lawana Williams.
Wise Up Rise Up has a Meet and Greet with the families of the participants and has female speakers come in to talk to the students about their careers, such as police officers. The meetings are scheduled to be held once a week after school or during seminar.
8. C 2 Pipeline
Adviser: Gia Jones
C 2 Pipeline has a goal of college and career readiness and in order to achieve that goal, the staff of C 2 Pipeline uses hands-on, project-based learning activities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.) to engage students.
Examples of C 2 Pipeline hands on activities are chess, improv, photography, audio engineering, podcasts and college prep activities for seniors where adults help students with scholarships, college essays, and college searches.
They have speakers from different career areas and field trips. They have a partnership with Wayne State and community partners. Meetings for C 2 Pipeline are Monday -Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.. There are no distinctive requirements for this organization but you do have to fill out an application.
9. Social Circle
Adviser: Julea Ward
Social Circle is looking for students to develop and produce a public relations campaign for a client, including shooting, editing and starring in a video, and using various social media platforms.
If you are interested in careers regarding Public Relations, Video Production, Marketing and many more, than this is the perfect opportunity.
The club is sponsored by Weber Shandwick public relations agency, in Birmingham. The meetings are the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
10. Poetry Club
Adviser: Virna Hobbs-Calhoun
For those who like to write poetry or for those who like to listen to it, the Poetry Club meets Wednesdays after school in room B-211.
There are no particular requirements to join the club.
Poetry Club is planning a Poetry Slam this school year and aims to publish a book of poems written by students, according to Poetry Club President and senior Peyton Williams.
The club also intends to invite guest poets to speak to the participants and possibly attend poetry performances given by Metro Detroit poets.