Encourage your student to strive to become an NJHS member—to make an impact, not just for himself or herself, but for the community and the world.
Getting Your Student Ready for Life
NJHS members can prepare for high school, plus whatever comes their way after graduation. In fact, we like to say we help student members get #futuready. It’s a phrase we coined to show our commitment for helping members bring their future together with their preparation for life. To help them lay the groundwork through high school for college and a career, they’ll have exclusive access to robust tools and resources:
- College admission and financial aid planning options, including webinars and our #Futuready webpages, a series of self-guided visual aids and videos providing exercises in the fundamental skills necessary for college, career, and lifetime success
- Help with financing your child’s college education through the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award, which each year recognizes 500 exceptional NJHS members who best reflect the values of membership with a college savings award
- Service projects, both by the chapter and individual, allow members to build teamwork capabilities, hone project management aptitude, and make friends—all valuable life skills
- Leadership development, motivation, and inspiration gained through their own chapter’s work, as well as three LEAD Conferences and NJHS State Summits held in select locations annually
How Can Your Student Become a Member?
For starters, your student will need a good academic record. Once your son or daughter has verified that his/her school has an active chapter, the student must be in grades 6–9. (Students must be in their second semester of sixth grade for consideration. Ninth grade students are only eligible for inclusion in NJHS if they attend a middle level school. Ninth grade students in a traditional 9-12 high school are not eligible for NJHS membership.) Students must also meet the school’s eligibility requirements to be invited to join. Check with the school office to identify the school’s chapter adviser. The adviser can then explain the process.