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.

NSLW 2019 will occur April 21–27 and celebrate this year’s theme, “Student Leaders: Taking Charge.” Tying in closely with NASSP’s Global Citizenship Initiative, #EngageInChange, the theme empowers students to use their voice and agency to improve the culture in their schools and communities. Positive change starts with you—it’s time to take charge.

Browse these webpages for special activity ideas, suggested social media posts, and resources to help you continue to honor student leadership. Check #NSLW2019 on NHS/NJHS and NatStuCo social media channels for more ideas and inspiration.