IF YOUR MIND CAN CONCEIVE IT,
AND YOUR HEART CAN BELIEVE IT,
THEN YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT.
Academic Excellence for Minority Students, AEMS, was officially organized in 1987 under the original name of Black Students Cultural Exchange Committee. The sole purpose of the organization was and continues to be to promote academic and social excellence among minority students attending Parkway Central High School.
Each year AMES strives to highlight the positive goals of the organization. The organization has sponsored various all-school presentations: The Roosevelt High Jazz Ensemble, CoCoa's African Dance Troupe, Dr. Debbye Turner (1990 Miss America), and author/poet Leah Jewel Reynolds. Recent programs include: Father's Day, NAAPID (National African-American Parent Involvement Day), Black History Week, Cultural Awareness Month, The Carol Richardson Scholarship Fund, and activities to support Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month.
DIVERSITY IS THE STRENGTH OF THE ORGANIZATION,
VISIBILITY IS THE GOAL,
INVOLVEMENT IS THE KEY.
3.0 GPA or above
Student from a minority culture at Parkway Central High School
A commitment of time and energy to the organization
No discipline infractions
Parental involvement and support
Volunteer service project(s)
Mentoring and tutoring (PCH students)
8th grade visitation
Black History Week/Cultural Awareness Month observance
Any Town: Diversity awareness experience