Students Get Empowered at State Summits
State Summits offer National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) members hands-on leadership experience in an exclusive one-day, off-site program. The day is designed to empower student attendees while sparking conversations aimed at real results. Due to their popularity, most summits reach full capacity months before registration closes. This year, the Florida State Summit in February was in such demand that NASSP made the decision to hold two summits back to back-and they both reached full capacity! As you plan for the next school year, consider sending your NHS and NJHS chapters to a State Summit near you. Look for the fall schedule of locations at www.nhs.us/state-summits.
2018 LEAD DC Conference Sells Out Again
As part of its commitment to cultivating student leaders, NASSP hosts three Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conferences each year. At this year’s sold-out LEAD Conference in Washington, D.C., students and advisers from the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Student Council came together to sharpen their leadership skills with the goal of improving school culture and strengthening community. They were also greeted by Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver, whose talk emphasized inclusion and community. Consider attending the next LEAD Conference in Orlando, FL, November 2–4, 2018. Details and registration can be found at www.leadconferences.org/orlando.
NASSP Policy and Advocacy Center Debuts at Advocacy Conference
At the 2018 NASSP Advocacy Conference, school leaders from across the nation descended upon Washington, D.C., to advocate for education on Capitol Hill. Attendees began by participating in advocacy training and sessions on current education policy under the Trump administration. Later, in meetings with their respective members of Congress, school leaders informed key policymakers about how policies created in Washington impact education across the country. Also during the conference, NASSP’s new Policy and Advocacy Center was introduced, with the intention of intensifying and more strategically targeting efforts to influence policy at the federal, state, and district levels. Access the Policy and Advocacy Center at www.nassp.org/advocacy.