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Things to Do December and January Wash Those Hands! Help stop the spread of diseases in your community by raising awareness of the importance of hygiene during National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 7-13, 2014. Learn the Four Principles of Hand Awareness and download free materials at www.henrythehand.com. Save a Life. The holiday season- between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day-is one of the most dangerous times to travel on America's roadways due to an increase in impaired driving. For that reason, December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Create a social media campaign to raise awareness in your school about increased dangers during the holiday season of drunk and drugged driving. Urge students to think before they get behind the wheel or ride with an impaired driver. Host a Bingo Tournament. In honor of the birthday month of the game bingo in December, organize a tournament at lunch or in the stands while basketball teams are warming up for a game. Ask teachers or community leaders to serve as "celebrity" callers and solicit local businesses for prizes. For a history of the game and other information, visit www.bingocalls.org. Make it a Wrap. Sponsor a gift‑wrapping booth at a local mall during December and donate proceeds 30 leadership for student activities to charity. Create a schedule of shifts in the evenings and weekends and have members sign up to wrap gifts. Charge set fees for different sized boxes, or just collect a donation. Be sure to provide gift‑wrapping instructions to ensure the volunteers know how to make the gifts look nice. Auction off Trees. Work with a wholesale tree farm to purchase fir trees or see if a local seller will donate them. Invite different clubs to decorate them according to an established theme. Put the trees on display and hold a silent auction for their sale in conjunction with a school choir or band event. Award a prize to the group whose tree sells for the highest amount or has the most creative decorations. Enjoy the Season. Celebrate the start of winter with a variety of competitions like snowshoe softball, ice bowling, a warm/crazy hat competition, sled races, and snow sculptures. Keep Others Warm. Collect socks, scarves, mittens, gloves, and hats during January and donate them to a community shelter to help the homeless stay warm. MLK Day of Service. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" To honor his legacy, organize a service project for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 19, or take part in a community service effort in your community. For free action guides for a variety of service projects, visit http://mlkday.gov/plan/ actionguides/foundation.php. Pledge to End Name‑Calling. Create a banner with a pledge to end abusive language and hang it in the cafeteria during No Name‑Calling Week, January 19-23, 2015. Have students sign it to show their support. For a sample pledge, additional ideas, and lesson plans, visit www.glsen.org/ nonamecallingweek. Host a Souper Bowl of Caring. Use the energy of the Super Bowl to mobilize youth to care for people in your local community who are hungry and in need. Last year, more than 7,500 groups generated approximately $8 million in cash and food items for local charities as part of the Souper Bowl of Caring. Join the effort this year from January 19- February 1. Find ideas and free resources at www.souperbowl.org. Throwback Game Night. Join DoSomething's campaign to collect board games for homeless shelters by hosting a Throwback Game Night. Make a gently used board game the price of admission and set up games and tournaments. For additional information, please visit www.dosomething.org/campaigns/ throwback‑game‑night. http://www.mlkday.gov/plan/actionguides/foundation.php http://www.henrythehand.com http://www.glsen.org/nonamecallingweek http://www.souperbowl.org http://www.bingocalls.org http://www.dosomething.org/campaigns/throwback-game-night

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership for Students Activities - December 2014, NASC Edition

Editor’s Note
Questions & Answers
Take Note
Being a Leader
From the Director
Sophisticated Selfies: Looking Inward
Teaching Tolerance
Student Leaders Take Responsibility
Middle Level Activities
Lessons for Leaders
Scholarships & Awards
Project Showcase
Activities Exchange
Things to Do

Leadership for Students Activities - December 2014, NASC Edition