Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.
The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.
In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.
SGA members also have the responsibility to:
- Be a positive role model to the other students.
- Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.
- Develop leadership skills.
- Practice self-government and have input on center policies.
- Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.
- Assist with tours on center.
- Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.
- Host activities for the student body.
- Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.
After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.
The center’s Rangers program prepares students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The Ranger's mission is to motivate young people to be better citizens. The program promotes graduation from high school and provides instructional opportunities which benefit the student, community, and nation.
Students who join the program will study leadership theory and application, the foundation for success, communication skills, citizenship, military customs and courtesies, physical training, drill, map reading, and the history and objective of Rangers.
As people who live and work at the center every day, our students have special insight into what needs to be done to make the center a safe and healthy working and living environment for students, staff, and visitors. That is why their input is so valuable, and it’s why we invite students to join the center’s Safety Club.
The club is responsible for implementing and monitoring the center’s Safety Program.
Typical duties might include:
- Work and living space inspections
- Developing safe work practices across career pathways
- Facilitating safety training
The Club also can help promote other activities that encourage students to support the center’s safety program.
Youth2Youth: Partners 4 Peace
Youth 2 Youth: Partners 4 Peace’s mission is to address what students can do about violence on their campuses and in their communities. By talking about violence and aggression and learning about how their peers have been affected by youth violence, members of this group are empowering one another to make a difference. And, most importantly, they are suggesting solutions.
Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks. At the Flint Hills Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:
- Boys & Girls Clubs
- Flint Hills Bread Basket
- HandsOn Kansas State
- Purple Power Play on Poyntz
- Salvation Army