Get Involved with AMCS!
Currently AMCS has over 75 volunteers involved with its committees and operations. We are always looking for more people to get involved. Below are just a few of the ways to become engaged.
Board of Directors
Assist in laying the foundation for the success of AMCS! The Board of Directors is the legal authority for Active Minds Institute. As a member of the Board, A Director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of AMCS through consensus based leadership. The AMCS Board meets monthly and possess a strong connection to the mission and vision of AMCS.
Advisory Board of Directors
The Advisory Board of Directors is the non-legal governance oversight committee for Active Minds Institute. As a member of the Advisory Board, A Director acts in a position of expertise for the organization and is responsible for providing strategic planning advise to AMCS on an as needed basis and attend the Annual Meeting of the AMCS Board of Directors.
Community Advisory Committee
The CAC ensures that a rich diversity of parents/guardians and community members, are intimately involved in the planning and formation of AMCS. The FAC is responsible for informing parents/guardians in the 63118, 63116, and 63104 zip-codes, even those traditionally less informed of the existence of AMCS, and engaging them in AMCS related activities both before and after the opening of the school to assist AMCS in meeting its student enrollment. The CAC also provides a parental perspective to AMCS staff and Board as they create policy. The CAC will be AMCS first Parent/Teacher Organization once the school opens its doors. To participate, contact Julie Lawson.
Education and Curriculum Advisory Committee
ECAC brings together local educators and administrators to develop its curriculum, aligning it with all Missouri State Standards. The committee also develops assessment tools to gauge student progress to AMCS’ goals and ensures that all aspects of the school are consistent with its experiential and inquiry based educational philosophy. This committee meets weekly. To participate, contact Megan Green.
Business Planning Committee
The BPC’s primary responsibility is to build the financial and management foundation for AMCS by formulating annual budgets, requesting annual audits, and reviewing large and non-budgeted expenses. This committee is charged with drafting the annual budget to be approved by the AMCS Board of Directors. To participate contact Nelson Elliott.
This committee is responsible for developing a three-year, $750,000 fundraising plan to access funding outside of government funds including, corporate and foundation donations, developing a base of annual donors, developing a social enterprise model and increasing awareness of AMCS. This committee is charged with developing the diversified funding base that AMCS needs to be successful. To participate, contact Tracy Dea.
This committee consists of developers, real estate professionals, and architects who assist AMCS in locating its school and assessing the resources needed to create the ideal learning environment for AMCS students. To participate, contact Megan Green.