National Student Leadership Week

Student leaders make significant contributions to the climate and culture of their schools and communities, and it’s important to celebrate that! National Student Leadership Week (NSLW) is an annual theme-based week dedicated to recognizing and supporting the vital role of student leaders. Since its origin stemming from a U.S. Presidential proclamation in 1972, NSLW has been a national celebration of students sponsored by National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Student Council. As part of the week, chapters and councils are encouraged to plan a special project to show how their work and ingenuity positively impacts the school and community.

National Student Leadership Week (NSLW) 2022 will occur April 24–30 and celebrate this year’s theme, “Trailblazing Leadership.”

These past few years have pushed us all to discover new ways to keep moving forward. But nobody has demonstrated innovation and adaptability like our student leaders. They’ve navigated online learning and changing health protocols. They’ve pioneered new service project ideas and virtual spirit rallies to keep our school communities connected. And they’ve done it all by charting their own path. Today’s student leaders are the trailblazers we need, so let’s celebrate them this week and every week for all that they do.

Visit for special activity ideas, suggested social media posts, and resources to help you continue to honor student leadership. Check #NSLW2022 on social media for more ideas and inspiration.

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