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‘Socks of Love’ being prepared by Jupiter High SGA for homeless

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The homeless people who visit Saint George’s Soup Kitchen will be in for a surprise when they receive “Socks of Love” being filled by students at Jupiter High School involved in the Student Government Association (SGA). All this week, students are collecting travel sized items such as hand sanitizers, bath soap, tissues, band aids, and other items. SGA students will then be putting these items in “Socks of Love” that will be given to the homeless people.

For more information please contact Jupiter High School Student Government Association Advisor Annmarie McCann at jeanmarie.mccann@palmbeachschools.org or 561-744-7978.

A Brief History of ASGA

ASGA was founded in the spring of 2003 when Butch Oxendine, founder and editor in chief of Student Leader magazine, the national publication for campus leaders, determined that there was a need for an organization devoted exclusively to Student Governments and providing them with networking, research, and training resources.

The idea for ASGA stemmed from a discussion on one of Student Leader's e-mail lists. In fall of 2001, list members were debating the need for another national student lobbying organization, and one student proposed a National Student Government Association of America (NSGAA). While generating a great deal of interest, NSGAA never got past the discussion phase.

Picking up where the list serve discussion left off, Student Leader conducted a survey on the topic in Student Leader and Florida Leader magazines, gathering data from more than 225 Student Government leaders and advisors. This direct feedback from potential members helped determine which services and resources would be most useful, as well as what direction the organization (now called ASGA) would eventually take.

ASGA's 100 founding members also offered constructive criticism throughout the beta-testing of the ASGA Web site, prior to ASGA's official launch on March 17, 2004. On March 9, 2005, ASGA sponsored its first SG training conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the campus of Villanova University.

REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office - Dec. 2013

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