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Editor's Note Structural Strength E very successful leadership group is supported by a strong structure. And in many cases, the most effective structures are created by advisers who can relinquish a certain amount of control. As student council adviser Joseph Kaelin says in our cover story on page 12, "It is not an adviser's job to organize. It is not an adviser's job to do students' work for them. Give students the tools they need and let them do it." Those tools are the focus of our feature stories. On page 16, we consider how advisers can empower students to continue volunteer efforts during the summer using a wealth of resources. We follow this discussion with a review of websites that help student groups identify health needs in their community. Elsewhere in this issue we provide activity ideas (page 28) and a lesson plan on identifying the qualities of an ideally functioning leadership structure (page 26). As you reflect on this school year and begin planning for the next, we hope this issue of Leadership for Student Activities serves as your guide. NASSP Staff (partial list) JoAnn Bartoletti Executive Director Beverly Hutton Deputy Executive Director, Programs and Services Dennis Sadler Deputy Executive Director, Operations Ann Postlewaite Director of Student Programs David Cordts Associate Director of Honor Societies Elancia Felder Manager, Honor Society Policies and Procedures Jeff Sherrill Associate Director of NASC Editorial Staff Jennifer J. Jones Director of Communications Christine Cusatis Editor‑in‑Chief (editor@nassp.org) Saara Raappana Managing Editor Sunny Goel Graphic Designer Christine Cusatis Editor‑in‑Chief Leadership for Student Activities National Advisory Council High School Advisers Mark Skowron, NY Michael Collins, NV Middle Level Adviser Penelope Allen, MS Principal at Large Debra Murdock Principal, GA HS Students Ashley Palmer, NH Jeff Hunt, NJ Moriah Austin, SC Olivia Croft, WY Araceli Lopez, IA Taylor Burdiss, MO Maurie Harbick, OR Salma Flores, TX ML Student Richard Childress, MS NASSP Board Liaison Susan Bossie‑Maddox, Principal, WV NASSCED President Lou Miller, NJ a d v e r t i s i n g r e p r e s e n tat i v e To request a media kit: Amanda Goodwin agoodwin@naylor.com Leadership for Student Activities (ISSN 1040‑5399) is published nine times a year-September through May-by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191‑1537. Telephone: 703‑860‑0200, 800‑253‑7746. Website: www.nasc.us. Periodicals postage paid at Herndon, VA, and additional mailing offices. Copyright 2015 the National Association of Secondary School Principals. All rights reserved. Material published herein is neither endorsed by nor official policy of NASSP, NASC, NHS, or NJHS, except where so stated. Annual affiliation with NASC is $95 and includes one $20 subscription to Leadership for Student Activities. Unsolicited manuscripts should be sent to: Editor, Leadership for Student Activities at leadershipmag@nassp.org. Postmaster: Send address correction to Leadership for Student Activities, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191‑1537. Printed in U.S.A. 4 leadership for student activities 352‑333‑3491 www.nassp.org/advertise http://www.nassp.org/advertise http://www.nasc.us

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

Editor’s Note
Questions & Answers
Take Note
Being a Leader
From the Director
Structural Strength
Maintaining Leadership Momentum
What Matters to Your Community?
Lessons for Leaders
Activities Exchange
Things to Do

Leadership for Students Activities - May 2015, NASC Edition