On Thursday, February 28, 2013, Bossier High School launched the MCEC (Military Child Education Coalition) Student2Student ambassador program. The MCEC Student 2 Student (S2S) program trains civilian and military-connected high school students to establish and sustain peer-based programs in their schools to support mobile children as they transition to and from the school.
During this initial meeting, a group of 14 students were guided by Sophomore Victoria Slaughter through an ice-breaker activity that allowed the students to feel the uneasiness that change and transition can bring. After the activity, students shared a meal of pizza and homemade B shaped cookies and listened to a briefing presented by Slaughter on the S2S program, why it is needed, and how the transitioning students, families, school and community will benefit from it.
Following the briefing, all of the students in the group were asked to share their experiences in transitioning in and out of schools. Mrs. Copes (Bossier High Advisor) and Mrs. Price (Military Transition Consultant for Bossier Parish) followed up at the end with important dates and information regarding application deadlines.