The purpose of AEF is to develop strategies and programs which strengthen the social, political, economic, intellectual, and spiritual welfare of EOF and friends operating under the guidance and direction through SGA. Under the guidance and direction of SGA, AEF will pursue the following purposes: - Strengthen the ability of EOF and friends at Ramapo in gaining the necessary resources to improve their effectiveness in meeting the needs of EOF and friends. - Provide leadership training opportunities for EOF and friends and others, which enhance self-empowerment and the ability to relate to and work with others. - Exercise social responsibility through community service and public education initiatives. - Actively network with youth leadership organizations which may be college, high school, or community agency based in promoting community development initiatives.