Arkansas Migrant Education Student Leadership Academy
October 11-13, 2019

The ExCEL Challenge Program

Arkansas Migrant Education sponsors an Arkansas Migrant Education Student Leadership Academy (AMESLA) where selected migrant students participate in an ExCEL Challenge Program with educators who are experienced in working with youth and adults. ExCEL uses dynamic outdoor activities to translate leadership skills immediately into real-life situations.


  • Teaches trust in self and others. 
  • Develops team players and spirit.
  • Increases motivation and personal performance.
  • Provides experiential, effective communication.
  • Builds self-confidence in abilities.

Our major goal is for students to acquire these skills and experiences with the intention of positively affecting Arkansas’ migrant drop-out rate and building positive role models among peers in their local schools and communities.

September 20, 2019
whole group
2018 AMESLA Group
AMESLA Group Pic1
2017 AMESLA Group

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