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CHS students in Children's Museum leadership program


Group of students on MCM leadership council


Sitting moving Left to Right: Felicia Sheriff (Murrah), Tamyria Levy (Richland), Anu Thind (Clinton), Priya Ray (Jackson Academy), and Lorelai Hayden (Hartfield) Standing moving Left to Right: Dr. Gail Hammond -MCM Education Advisory Board Member, Sharon Griffin – MCM Volunteer Coordinator, Kevin Zhang (Clinton), Wake Monroe (St. Andrew’s), Susan Garrard – MCM President/CEO, Jack Maloney (Clinton), JaQuay Collins (St. Andrew’s), Alicen Blanchard – MCM Partner’s President/Board Member, and Monique Ealey – MCM Director of Education and Programs


Jackson, Miss. – After an impressive application process, nine high school students from across the Jackson Metro-Area have been selected for the Mississippi Children’s Museum’s inaugural President’s Leadership Circle class.

The President’s Leadership Circle is a community-wide effort centered on youth leadership. It offers opportunities for MCM Youth Volunteers to acquire new leadership skills, be part of an incredible team, and give back to the communities where they live. In addition to inspiring a lifelong love of learning and positively impacting other volunteers, President’s Circle members will gain valuable experience in customer service, cultural diversity, career readiness/college prep, and community service. 

“The President’s Leadership Circle program serves the unique need of supporting Jackson-area youths and focusing their energy on meaningful activities that promote increased self-efficacy and skill sets relevant to success in adulthood,” said MCM Volunteer Coordinator, Sharon Griffin. “We view this program as being an essential component to fostering positive and long-lasting civic engagement, because these are the young leaders we’ll pass the community torch to someday.”

For more information on MCM’s President’s Leadership Circle, please visit our website: