While our mission is focused on great leaders in every school, we are also committed to the success of each student throughout America—and beyond. By supporting a variety of programs that seek to foster student leadership and empower student voice, NASSP helps students reach their full potential. 

National Honor Societies

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The National Honor Societies—comprising the National Honor Society for the high school level, the National Junior Honor Society for the middle level, and the National Elementary Honor Society for the elementary level—gives your highest-achieving students a place where they can hone their leadership skills and get the recognition they’ve earned. More than an honor roll, the National Honor Societies cultivate ideals such as scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.

National Student Council 


Student councils, student governments, student senates—or leadership clubs by any other name—have the power to completely transform a school’s environment. National Student Council (NatStuCo) membership provides exclusive programming and resources that help take student leadership and activism to the next level, improving the culture of an entire learning community.

Student Leadership Development

Through its student leadership opportunities, NASSP provides unmatched opportunities for students to collaborate as they learn how to apply innovative leadership practices to their unique school communities. LEAD Conferences held throughout the year offer energizing events for Honor Society and student council members to sharpen their leadership skills, while the annual National Student Council Conference allows student councils from around the country to learn how they can use their voice to make a larger impact.

Students Making a Difference

NASSP believes in encouraging students to get involved in civic outreach and become active figures in their communities. A recent partnership with DoSomething.org promotes civic engagement through online voter registration drives, and the collaboration with No Kid Hungry, a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, allows NASSP and its student leadership programs to serve as a platform for our nation’s schools to address the pressing issue of childhood hunger in America.