Future Leaders Working Together for Good

by Jamie Bryant, Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Carolinas provides a clean and healthy family-centered space for families to rest, recharge and connect with one another.  The first-ever Teen Leadership Board is a group comprised of high school students that serve as ambassadors for RMHC to their school, family and peers.  The mission of this group is for students to gain leadership skills and fundraising experience so that they may take those skills and become life-long volunteers within the Upstate of South Carolina.
CCES is proud to recognize four committed young people who have dedicated themselves to this cause; Mary Cage Carter ’21 (2020-21 President), Abigail Pickens ’22, Emma Vagnoni ’22, Shea Waters ’21
When Ms. Jarrett (Director of Service and Experiential Learning) mentioned this opportunity and after reading more about the Ronald McDonald House and its mission, I knew that this would be something I would love to be involved in,” said Abigail. “I am excited to be a part of a team that advocates and spreads awareness for the organization.” As ambassadors of the RMHC and teen leadership board members, students will work together to raise awareness, donate their time, and provide needed volunteer efforts to benefit the house— creating meaningful avenues of support for families in the Upstate. “I'm very passionate about helping children as well as families, especially during really difficult times in their lives,” Emma commented. “I really wanted to help out in whatever way I could to support the community, and I figured that by volunteering for the teen leadership board, I could find ways to raise funds as well as supplies and awareness in order to help those families.”
Mary Cage fondly recalls volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House a couple of years ago, making muffins as a grab and go snack for family members visiting the hospital.  Ever since, she has wanted to become more involved in the organization.  Shea dreams of becoming a social worker.  “The board will expose me to the healthcare and hospitality fields of social work as well as the executive functions required for non-profits to operate,” she says. “Additionally, I applied to get involved within the Greenville community and to meet other high schoolers with a shared love of service.”
Students selected for membership to this leadership council have the opportunity to develop self-confidence, leadership skills, and fundraising experience through their voluntary involvement with the organization.
Congratulations to these students on their appointment to this important role!
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  • Lizzy Sterling
    Congratulations, ladies!
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