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Missouri Association of Student Councils

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Mission: MASC’s mission is to provide programs and resources that develop positive student leaders and advisors who will promote a quality school and community environment. We believe it is important for a student council to promote a positive learning environment and build a school culture where students and staff are comfortable. MASC works to instill the core values of our organization into our schools and their members: Inspire Greatness. Serve Others. Be More. Lead.

Results: Each year we have over 250 member schools join our Association. We have over 12,000 students attend our events to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be leaders in their schools and communities. We partner with Special Olympics Missouri to provide thousands of hours of service and have raised nearly 1 million dollars for their programs.

Target demographics: provide leadership training to both advisors and students.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 12,000 students in Missouri.

Geographic areas served: both public and private high schools, junior highs and middle schools in the state of Missouri.

Programs: Our programs include: Fall District Conventions, Winter Energizer, State Convention, Summer Leadership Workshop, Advisors Conference and New Advisors Conference.

Community Stories

85 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

MASC provides opportunities. Opportunities for my students to have one-of-a-kind leadership experiences like Summer Workshop and Winter Energizer. It provides opportunities for students and advisors to share and collectively make schools better. It provides me with a network of other outstanding advisors, teachers, and people that are will support and help me be successful. MASC provides the motivation to continue to work hard to improve our school.

Petra McGee W.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Great organization, great leadership, nothing better in Missouri for students and student leadership.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Always a positive and memorable experience! An amazing community of people!!

Emily173

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MASC is vital to the upbringing of future community leaders. They are organized and know just how to inspire and lead teens to doing great things. Top notch people and top notch organization!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

MASC far exceeds the leadership experience I had originally expected when I first became an advisor. They make a room of hundreds of kids feel like they're family. They have made me feel like I belong and DEFINITELY made me a better advisor, teacher, and person....always pushing me to do bigger and better things for my kids. Generous, caring, and world changers.....enough said!

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with MASC for over ten years now and as an educator, it has by far surpassed any experiences I have had with educational or leadership training. The association is student oriented with a focus on service to students, schools and communities at large. The charity of choice is the Special Olympics of Missouri (SOMO) and many many events focused not simply on raising money for the organization but also service of time and energy. The relationship between our students and their athletes is quite strong and lifetime friendships are developed. I could not be more proud to be part of this organization and the training it provides, the networking opportunities and service by example to many.

Advisor

Rating: 5

MASC is an invaluable organization which gives the student leaders of Missouri multiple leadership opportunities.

Advisor

Rating: 5

MASC goes above and beyond to provide experiences and education for future leaders in Missouri.

Advisor

Rating: 5

MASC is an amazing organization that helps students become great leaders. There are many workshops and conferences available to students because of MASC. Each event also incorporates a service project in which students are able to help give back to those in need. They've helped veterans, natural disaster victims, etc. In addition, MASC has a charity of choice, Special Olympics Missouri, that they partner with in SOMO events and by financial donations as well.
Thanks to MASC, school cultures are changing for the better, focusing on character elements like kindness, respect, honesty, and more. MASC truly works to make our schools and our communities better.

Taylor T.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This group helps hundreds of young people gain personal leadership skills and help change their communities.

Ethan K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a part of MASC for six years at Smithville schools student councils. I learned so much from this program and I still feel that MASC will always be home for me. I can't imagine my life without student council and I know I wouldn't be the leader and person I am today without the years of activities, friends, and lessons from MASC.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MASC helps build positive student leaders, adult leaders in schools and is very service oriented. Our school is a better place because of MASC!

Client Served

Rating: 5

MASC is one of the best things I have ever been a part of. MASC has taught me so much about myself, leadership, kindness, and how to make an impact on people and my community. My best friends and mentors are from MASC and I’m so thankful for that. I definitely would not be who I am today if MASC hadn’t challenged me to grow the way it did. I love that I am MASC made!!!

sheriwhitt

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MASC is a life-changer for my students, as well as for myself in the role of Advisor. Students are taking the leadership training they receive at MASC events back to their own schools to help build a positive school culture. Students who were once comfortable being in the background have stepped out of their comfort zones and taken on huge leadership roles within our school, and after graduation, due to the leadership training they have experienced. MASC is second-to-none, and I'm so grateful for this nonprofit organization.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

MASC is a life-changer...for my students, as well as for myself as an Advisor. Time and time again, the opportunities presented by this wonderful organization have helped take kids who are quiet, or shy, or scared, or who wouldn't normally be found in the spotlight, and turned them into phenomenal leaders. Those kids who are natural-born leaders have honed their leadership skills as a result of the workshops and training provided by MASC. The leadership skills and networking these students receive lasts well beyond their high school year. As an Advisor for my high school's Student Council, I receive so much support from Terri Johnson and from MASC members all across the state. MASC also does a great deal for Special Olympics, an organization that is dear to many of us. When I talk to my graduates who were members of Stuco and ask them what things about their high school careers had the most impact on their lives, they inevitably will talk about Stuco and how MASC helped them become better leaders and better people. I love this organization, and my dedication to it grows with each passing year!

Liz C.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit made all the difference to me when I was in junior high and high school. I truly would not be the same person I am today without MASC. This organization teaches young people the necessary leadership skills to stand out among the rest. It gave me the tools to be successful as a student in college and had opened so many doors for me networking wise.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Missouri Association of Student Councils is excellent at keeping its members informed and up to date on all current and upcoming events. Affton HS StuCo depends on them greatly.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Masc is a wonderful organization that has helped me and countless others learn how to become better leaders. It’s helped me learn how to get better at public speaking with practice speaking at different events and how to get different events organized. It also gives back to special Olympics of Missouri by donations and by helping connect students and building relationships through the organization.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Missouri Association of Student Councils is SUCH a worth-while organization! The focus is on students and developing fabulous student leaders in today's youth! I have nothing but great things to say about MASC!

Advisor

Rating: 5

My council is part of the Missouri Association of Student Councils. They provide excellent leadership camps and conventions for the students and advisors. The state leaders are there to provide us support and help through emails, phone calls, etc.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Missouri Association of Student Councils is a phenomenal organization. "Inspire Greatness. Serve Others. Be More. Lead." is the mission of MASC and they do all of those big time! Whether it's serving as a network for StuCo advisors around the state or a resource for student councils to use to improve what they're doing around their schools and communities, MASC is always there to help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a part of Missouri Association of Student Councils since my freshmen year at their state convention. Ever since that amazing experience I have been devoted to MASC and all they do. I have attended their district conferences, state conferences, and their Summer Leadership Workshop. They have helped me develop and grow my leadership skills and they have helped me become who I am today. I love Missouri Association of Student Councils. I have made many friends and received many valuable experiences through this nonprofit.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Missouri Association of Student Council has changed my life. This organization has taught me things that I wouldn't have learned anywhere else. They have given me lifelong friends and unforgettable memories. I have become a stronger leader and a better person by being apart of MASC.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Missouri Association of Student Councils have provided me with so many different opportunities. With MASC I was able to attend a summer leadership camp that was eye opening and one the best weeks all summer. At this camp I was able to learn more about leadership, networking, and community service for Special Olympics Missouri. MASC provides a wide range of opportunities for all students, and I encourage everyone to join.

Client Served

Rating: 5

MASC hosts amazing summer workshops for students. It offers them wonderful experiences with leadership, and offers the chance to meet new people.

Kim B.10

Advisor

Rating: 5

MASC does wonderful things with the students of Missouri.

Bryan E.1

Advisor

Rating: 5

MASC is a wonderful organization. They provide countless benefits to young leaders in our school and across the state of Missouri. This group is full of hardworking leaders that devote so much time to improving the educational experience for all of our young leaders.

Advisor

Rating: 5

One of my students went to Fulton Leadership Camp and came back a different child. She was shy and not confident in her leadership abilities prior to her going to camp and when she came back for her Senior year of school she emitted confidence. She had LOVED her experience at camp and was ready to jump into the school year and get things done. She also cannot wait to go back to camp and work with other leaders.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MASC has given me and so many other Missouri Student Council students opportunities that we never will receive anywhere else. This camp, unlike any other, gives us skills that will be useful for the rest of our lives. I have made amazing friendships through this camp and I look forward to seeing where they take me. MASC has also provided me with a boost of confidence. All the staff members, counselors, and other delegates, have made me truly believe that I can do anything I set my mind to.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MASC is a top-notch organization that changes the lives of the people (students and advisors) for the better. Having been on both sides--as a kid and as an adult--I can vouch for the incredible opportunities MASC offers for self-improvement as a leader and a person. The things I learned, and continue to learn, because of the work and people involved in the Missouri Association of Student Councils have helped me in every aspect of my life.

Advisor

Rating: 5

MASC has been such a wonderful organization to be a part of, not only for me but my students. They provide high quality face-to-face teaching experiences for young leaders throughout the year. These conferences and camps energize and guide students and advisors of all skill levels. I truly appreciate how smoothly and promptly this organizations operates. They are terribly helpful and supportive!

Caitlin P.2

Advisor

Rating: 5

Missouri Association of Student Councils gives back to the community consistently. We are building better leaders for tomorrow.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MASC changed my life. It gave me the experience of seeing diverse perspectives and appreciating the contributions we all bring to society. It also taught me how to organize, manage, and communicate effectively. This is a positive, results-based organization I am proud to be part of.

Donna J. W. M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MASC trains future leaders and gives and gives to any and all service projects in Missouri. I was an advisor for over 15 years and both of my kids benefited from the leadership opportunities offered by MASC. Not only did my daughter get to be a Junior Counselor, work that informs her career as a school psychologist, but my ADHD/SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER son was trained to speak in groups and be a part of leadership activities, culminating in a speech before the MASC leaders at camp (700 people). Their focus on supporting Special Olympics is amazing. This is the best leadership program for students in Missouri. Top notch!

Advisor

Rating: 5

This organization provides quality leadership and learning experiences for students across the state of Missouri. The organization is well organized and has a clear focus. I am proud and excited to introduce my students into MASC each and every year.

Advisor

Rating: 5

MASC is a great organization! The students learn so much from the events they attend. MASC focuses on supporting kindness and inclusion of all and works very hard to instill that in the students.

Bailey R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MASC has changed my life forever. It gave me amazing friends and taught me how to be a great leader. It also has helped me become a better version of myself. I have learned how to get out of my box and do something new. It’s taught me to not be afraid of failure. Without MASC I wouldn’t be the person I am today and for that I am forever grateful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Before I became a part of MASC, I was someone who wouldn’t dare put myself out there in any aspect of life or take any leap of faith, big or small. When I joined this organization as a freshman in high school, I had no idea of the magnitude of effect that it would take on me. I attended the MASC Summer Leadership Workshop at William Woods University for the first time going into my sophomore year, and it changed my life forever. In just 7 short days, I had found a new version of myself, the best one might I add. Since then I have returned to the camp twice, once having served as a junior counselor with the hope of instilling the same level of confidence and self worth in other high school students across the state of Missouri. I have never met a better group of both students and adults that share one common goal: to ensure that every last person we interact with achieves a sense of importance and purpose. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without the Missouri Association of Student Councils, and for that I will be forever grateful.