We know that words without actions are meaningless.

We know that actions without understanding are empty.

We know that inaction is impossible.

"We do not go where the path may lead.

We go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

CALENDARS - Elementary, Junior & Senior

WELCOME!

Advanced Student Leadership (ASL) invests in young people. The ASL program provides training and opportunities that impart knowledge, pursue passions, and transfer responsibilities from adults to emerging leaders for a better world! ASLeaders are part of a learning community that develops engaged young people who have the mindset, skills, and fortitude to lead.

We are building connections to enhance our collective leadership competency.

ASL supports a diverse and wide range of teachers, staff, teams, and interests. We develop tools to enhance engagement in active volunteerism as we foster collaborations that transform lives from grade 5 to graduation.

ASL serves over 7000 students in Quebec, Canada.

This website is a work space and resource for Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board teachers, staff, and student leaders.

On this site you will be able to explore:

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ADVANCED STUDENT LEADERSHIP

(click the logo)

How do Advanced Student Leaders gain the skills to lead?

Students grow from a spectator into a participant and become a stakeholder.

ASL is 21st Century learning that connects classroom knowledge with real world experience for students in grades 5 to 11. We work hard to open doors of opportunity for young people to grow progressively as leaders from elementary to junior high to senior school and return as alumni mentors.

ASLeaders receive training and opportunities to lead teams that plan, prepare, communicate, set objectives and work cooperatively to achieve those objects as we move students from spectator to participant, and into a stakeholder.

Leadership programs are varied and unique at each SWLSB school campus. Advanced Student Leadership provides a link to enhance the progression of learning for each program by supporting the teacher and staff member.

Click here to find out more about the ASL classroom.

Engaging the next generation of leaders:

FORBES ARTICLE – July 11, 2018

How To Hire The Right People To Help Your Organization Succeed: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypercy/2018/07/11/how-to-hire-the-right-people-to-help-your-organization-succeed/

Connect the Classroom

MIND

ASLeaders use skills and competencies learned in the classroom to SMARTE plan, enhance their communication skills by engaging in our bilingual community, incorporate technology, and enhance their understanding of course material through meaningful experiences.

Make learning, make sense.

Enhance Leadership Skills

BODY

ASLeaders are busy! Students work on teams that are aligned with their interests as they are learning how to plan, prepare, execute, and evaluate.

ASLeaders manage their time, resources, talents, weaknesses, develop situational awareness, emotional intelligence, identify and overcoming challenges, analyse, evaluate, and adjust to enable others and to generate success.

90% of a leader's work is dedicated to caring for people, planning, preparing, and evaluating.

Take Action

SOUL

Authentic leaders serve their people. ASLeaders use their talents, intrests, and tools to make a positive difference in their world.

ASLeaders apply their knowledge, and leadership skills toward achieving positive and meaningful outcomes for things that they are passionate about. ASLeaders are active and engaged in our world.

10% of the work is the action being produced. Events and activities are the evidence of the work that has been completed.

"There is not a student that goes through the ASL leadership program who does not come out changed for the better in some profound way.

I sincerely believe it makes the world a better place."

M. Favasoli, CD

CALLING ALL LEADERS!

Annual HOCKEY DAY in LAVAL

February 2019

ASLeaders work in collaboration with student-athletes to exercise and test their leadership skills as they create a large scale community event.

ASLeaders, along with Laval Junior Academy and Laval Senior Academy hockey student-athletes welcome minor hockey players, sledge hockey, ringette, alumni, and soldiers from across Canada.

Hockey Day is 2 day event in partnership with RSEQ Sports Laval.

SUMMIT March 19, 2019

Coming together to learn and growth in order to lead.

Laval Junior Academy

9:00-14:00

LIVE ONLINE EVENTS

When we are live, the link will be posted here and on the 'LIVE Events' page.

iNCREDiBLE LEADERS ELEMENTARY CAMPS

OTTAWA

QUEBEC CITY

COSTA RICA

ALBERTA ROCKY MOUNTAINS

DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S INTERNATIONAL AWARD TRIPS

HUNTSMAN SCIENCE CENTRE

DISNEY INSTITUTE

CAMPS

High School camps at Arundel.

WOMEN IN 'IT'

CONFERENCES

Connecting with global leaders in STEM.

OPERATION VETERAN

Caring for others.

MENTORSHIP

Leaders investing in the growth of the next generation.

PINK IN THE CITY

Student created charity that supports the breast cancer clinic at the MUHC hospital and gives 100% of what is raised.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Receive an award from a member of the royal family.

LEST WE FORGET LIGHT

Digital 3D modelling, 3D printing, coding, and community building.

BLUE KEY SOCIETY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

MODEL THE WAY HONOURS

Annual recognition celebration.

ADVANCED STUDENT LEADERS IN MOTION

GRADE 5 TO GRADUATION

Champion for Shoe Bank Canada

Terry Fox Elementary School's Leadership Club has collected over 300 pairs of shoes to help Shoe Bank Canada put shoes on Canadians in need.

The Leadership Club under the leadership of Ms. Sommer and Ms. Siokas have collected shoes that will be delivered to Shoe Bank Canada, a not-for-profit social enterprise committed to ensuring that no Canadian should want for a decent pair of shoes. The organization has distributed more than 40,000 pairs of shoes across Canada to date.

Special thanks to Fedex for sponsoring all of the shipping!!

Supporting Dans la Rue

Jules Verne Elementary's Student Council has been working to support youth in need through the Montreal charity Dans la Rue.

AGAPE in our Community

Many of our schools support the important work of AGAPE Inc. through annual food drives.

Huda went to investigate how AGAPE is helping those in need in Laval.

AGAPE means LOVE.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

PLAYGROUND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Hundreds of grade 5 and 6 students in elementary schools throughout the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board will receive playground leadership training this year.

Students learn how to take care of and lead younger students in games and healthy activity in the school yard.

At the 2018 MODEL THE WAY HONOURS celebration, 200 student leaders attending 7 different schools from grade 4 to grade 11 were honoured for their leadership and volunteerism at Cineplex Colossus.

We are grateful to our partners: Cineplex Colossus, Caisse Desjardins de Chomedey, our Member of the National Assembly, Mr. Guy Ouellette and from Montreal's Virgin Radio and the Kelly Alexander Show, Kelly Alexander.

March 19, 2019

Leaders come together to learn and grow in order to lead.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO IN 2018-19?

You can change the world!

We can show you how...

Get involved and start!

Use Your Voice

Green Clubs

Mentorship

Sharing a passion for STEM

Student Councils In Motion

Awareness and Action

Include and Inspire (RSEQ)

Feed your passion - Find your purpose!

Earning the responsibility to lead (Captain's Training)

"The Advanced Student Leadership (ASL) program has been a part of me for the last number of years. The program has been a very important part of my personal and professional life.

As a Human Resources professional part of my responsibilities is interviewing candidates for vacant positions. At times, the need of the organization is to find eager, bright and talented young leaders that will learn, develop and grow. These candidates arise from their successful completion of post-secondary education and are generally graduates from the private-sector secondary school system.

The ASL program at Laval Senior Academy (LSA) directly competes with these private-sector schools and in many cases surpasses them. The life-skills that the ASL Alumni have gained provide them with an upper hand in the very competitive post-secondary education system.

In my private life, I have been a parent-volunteer to this program while my daughter attended LSA (Laval Liberty High School at that time) and even though my daughter graduated a few years ago, I remained part of the ASL family but now as a Consultant/Mentor. The life experiences that I have been exposed to though my association with the ASL is beyond words. To be able to be part of a family of so many great individuals with a common thread (developing our youth to become exceptional leaders) has been, and continues to be, an incredible feeling of accomplishment. I am forever grateful to the ASL family."

George Papathanasopoulos

Parent

Community Leader

Human Resource Manager

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