Student 2 Student

Established in 2004, Student 2 Student (S2S) is a peer-to-peer student-led program that brings military and civilian students together to welcome new students, create a positive environment for all, support educational opportunities, build connections through service, and ease transitions.

Student to Student (S2S) summits are one-day, professionally facilitated, multi-school, student training events focused on building strong program foundations using the S2S six core values: Leadership, Academics, Service, Climate and Culture, Relationships, and 100% Acceptance.

S2S programs are for all three school levels: high school, middle/junior high school, and elementary school.

MCEC offers initial program and enhancement trainings.

  • Trainings are on-site experiences including 6 hours of facilitated engagement.
  • Initial trainings focus on program foundations and core values.
  • Enhancement trainings focus on location-specific program needs using S2S core values.
  • High school students, middle school students, and adults attend training.
  • Only adults and upper-level students attend elementary school training.
  • MCEC provides trainers, resources, supplies, and training.
  • Schools provide transportation to training, substitute teachers, and committed students and sponsors willing to make a difference in their school and community.
After S2S Initial Training, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the unique needs of military-connected and transitioning students.
  • Describe how the MCEC S2S program helps mitigate academic, social, and emotional challenges for transitioning students.
  • Identify and apply the six building blocks (core values) of S2S.
  • Use service opportunities to create a sustainable S2S program.
  • Identify personal skills needed to implement and sustain a successful S2S program using leadership, team building, and communication skills.
After S2S Initial Training, attendees will be able to:
  • Apply MCEC S2S program foundations to mitigate academic, social, and emotional challenges for military-connected and transitioning students on their campus.
  • Utilize knowledge of six building blocks (core values) of S2S to lead others.
  • Use effective communication skills to build and sustain relationships with peers and adults.
  • Employ collaboration and team-building skills to improve school and community partnerships

For more information or to schedule training, contact MCEC Student Programs at

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