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About Us

A Brief History

The Alliance for Student Activities was founded by a group of educators and trainers who realized the need for a unifying voice and network to promote the benefits and processes of cocurricular activities. Through a grants from they met to explore ways to improve education through the use of student activities. They quickly focused on the need for advisor training and for raising the awareness of the community as to the value of cocurricular activities. The members organized themselves to establish advisor training, offer programs and resources to the profession, and to seek opportunities to partner with other organizations to advance the Alliance mission.

The Alliance was established as a corporation with nonprofit 501(c)(3) status by this group of educators and trainers who realized the need for a unifying voice and network to promote the benefits and processes of cocurricular student activities. Roles within the organization include:

  • The members at-large
  • Advisory committee members
  • The board of directors
  • The administrative staff


The Alliance for Student Activities is dedicated to:

  • Raising the awareness of the immense value of school-sponsored, student-led, adult-advised co-curricular activities (those activities in and around the school community that provide students with the opportunity to learn, develop, and practice life skills for social and civic involvement)
  • Supporting academic achievement and college & career readiness by helping establish a safe, positive school climate
  • Training educators, parents, and all students in the processes, philosophies, and procedures that provide the foundation for successfully engaging the larger student population
  • Partnering with like-minded organizations to promote the value of these interactive activities.

For more information, email or call 505-991-4488.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES – exposure to self-government, the Arts, Music programs, Student organizations, Athletics, Service and Vocational Clubs- are essential. Unfortunately, the founders were not as proficient in marketing and growing a non-profit organization as they were in physically helping schools realize the value of Activities. The organization did not prosper into 2020. While the Alliance still exists and may actively return to help produce more powerful support materials for school enhancement, the articles and support materials gathered here from the years it thrived are still valid and relevant today.  The pandemic certainly caused massive damage to our school systems not the least of which is the loss of human interaction experiences.   We are leaving this information posted because it is still needed and easily updated.  These stories and articles are expressions and support materials for the value of student activities and what MUST be an important focus when schools are open for in-person learning.  THEY ARE THE OTHER HALF OF THE EDUCATION PUZZLE providing our students with essential experiences vital for their growth and success.



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