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Activities Exchange A Day The NJHS chapter at Winston Park K-8 Center in Miami, FL, wanted to make a difference in the lives of homeless children by building a partnership through service and leadership. Chapter members researched the needs of different homeless residential children in the community and decided to hold a day of fun at Camillus House, a local shelter. Activities included coloring and decorating paper plates, the creation of custom hair bows for the girls, gingerbread man decorations for the boys, and a mini bulletin board. At the end of the arts and crafts project, the chapter hosted outdoor games and singing. At Camillus House, the arts and craft section was organized in booths to represent each activity. The children rotated from booth to booth along with NJHS chapter members to complete their creation. NJHS members and residents of Camillus House placed their handprints on the edges of the mini billboard to highlight their newfound team spirit. Outdoor games included sack, balloon, and shaving-cream races, organized into teams. The first team to complete the races received prizes. NJHS chapter members accomplished their goal to give children at Camillus House an opportunity to experience a fun-filled day, as evidenced by the completed projects and the observed participation, laughter, excitement, and enjoyment that the children expressed. The NJHS members learned about respect, organization, the importance of supporting each other, and the importance of compassion. All for Books Campaign For the past three years, the NJHS chapter of Gorzycki Middle School in Austin, TX, has been participating in the Scholastic All for Books fundraising campaign. All for Books is a multifaceted fundraiser wherein collected funds are used to purchase books at Gorzycki's campus book fair for the Dell Children's Hospital Library. That purchase, in turn, supports the campus book fair and ultimately provides Gorzycki students with new library resources. In addition to supporting the children at Dell and the students at Gorzycki, Scholastic donates one book to the Kids in Distress charity organization for every dollar raised. Gorzycki's NJHS chapter members select an All for Books committee at the beginning of the year, and its primary goal is to raise funds for this campaign. Prior to the book fair, All for Books committee members create a short video promoting the campaign and notify Gorzycki's campus Google group of the upcoming fundraiser. During the week of the campus Scholastic Book Fair, All for Books committee members collect monetary donations (in exchange for a donation card that will be hung in the school library) to purchase books on the last day of the fair. These books are then donated to the library at Dell Children's Hospital. This event is a quick and fun way for members to give back to the community. For project information, visit www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/programs/allforbooks. Bring Your Own Banana The student council at Centennial High School in Peoria, AZ, hosts BYOB (Bring Your Own Banana) day, creating a fun and tasty social event for the student body. The student council advertises the event for a full week prior to the event, encouraging students to bring a banana to lunch on Friday-but they don't explain why. On Friday, students arrive at lunch to discover ice cream sundae stations set up around the lunchroom. Stations are free for any student with a banana. The student council also has bananas available for $1 for any student who didn't bring one. Student council plays music to encourage a fun atmosphere, and students love socializing while building their own personalized banana splits. 28 LEADERSHIP FOR STUDENT ACTIVITIES bridge from misery to hope. Literacy is a -Kofi Annan http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/programs/allforbooks

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership for Students Activities - March 2015, NASC Edition

Editor's Note
Questions & Answers
Take Note
Being a Leader
From the Director
Rise to the Challenge
Shrink Your Credibility
Ward off Compassion Fatigue
MIddle Level Activities
Scholarships & Awards
Lessons for Leaders
Activities Exchange
Things to Do

Leadership for Students Activities - March 2015, NASC Edition