In order to develop our Jewish community’s future leaders, Milken provides Student Leadership programs that enrich students' lives, foster School spirit, and promote Jewish life.
Milken provides the opportunity for students to learn and implement the democratic process through Student Government. Student Government consists of an elected executive board, representatives from each and appointed members who hold meetings during the Kehillah period. The executive board and their committees work together to plan programs and events for the student body. Get involved!
Each Grade elects a council which has the following responsibilities:
- Plan class meetings (in the model of Town Meeting).
- Plan one Grade-wide event.
- Hold Class Council meetings with the class advisors.
- Work with the Class Dean to plan the grade’s Shabbaton or Retreat.
- The 12th Grade Class Council has additional responsibilities which include Purim Shpiel, Prom, the Senior Class Gift, and Senior Retreat.
The Milken Vatikim (Veterans) is a leadership program for the 12th grade. The Vatikim participate in the 9th grade orientation and mentoring program. This program serves two key purposes: to help our incoming freshman class acclimate to High School life at Milken and to foster leadership skills for the seniors. The student leaders are chosen by a panel of faculty based upon the leadership qualities they have exemplified during their first three years of High School.
Milken Community High School students know that tzedakah (charity) is a commandment, not merely a good deed. Those who participate in yozma, the social action leadership initiative, spend 50 to 100 hours a year helping to repair the world. Yet these hours just begin to spark the sense of obligation that Milken students cultivate for the rest of their lives.
Yozma (initiative, in Hebrew) is Milken Community High School's Leadership Initiative for Social Activists. Over 50 students are enrolled in this extracurricular program designed to train the next generation of Jewish social activists.
Students select local Jewish, local non-Jewish, national, international, and Israel projects that they will implement over the course of the academic year. The students receiving ongoing support and training from Ms. Camras, along with bi-weekly presentations by community organizing experts.