Celebrate Student Leadership Week

Elevate Student Voice

The 2024 National Student Leadership Week, set for April 22-26, is a recognition of student governance and leadership, celebrated by the American Student Council Association and NAESP every April. The weeklong celebration aims to recognize and encourage the development of student leaders across the country.

Explore these resources designed to help you honor your K-12 student leaders. Remember to share your stories, too: Use #NSLW24 and #ASCAleads to highlight how students in your school have prioritized service, leadership, citizenship, and school spirit. Thank you for joining us in celebrating the next generation of leaders.

Use the graphics below on social media to spread the word about National Student Leadership Week, using #NSLW24, and celebrate the instrumental role of student leaders in your school’s success!

10 Ways to Celebrate

  1. Request a mayoral proclamation recognizing your student leaders and #NSLW24.
  2. Thank your student leaders with cards and notes from students.
  3. Interview student leaders on your morning announcements.
  4. Invite community leaders for a lunch and learn with students.
  5. Post biographies of your student leaders in your halls and on social media. #NSLW24
  6. Create a highlight reel or photo montage of your student-led projects to share on social media. Check out our NSLW24 toolkit for templates.
  7. Promote leadership traits each day with schoolwide read alouds.
  8. Host a service project in honor of your student leaders.
  9. Launch a peer mentorship program to develop student leaders.
  10. Hold a pep rally to recognize your student leaders with medallions, pins, and other memorabilia.


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American Student Council Association (ASCA)

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The President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP)

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American Citizenship Award (ACA)