LISTEN - LEARN - DO BETTER
ENGAGE - BUILD - ACHIEVE
The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board's (SWLSB) mission is to provide engaging and innovative learning where everyone achieves success and well-being; to support student success, to prepare students for the future and to offer equitable and varied educational options.
Mens Sana In Corpore Sano Ut Prosim Aliis
SWLSB ASCEND Leadership (ASL) is a service of SWLSB Spiritual Animators to unite and support student leadership development in schools, within our school board.
ASL is an umbrella to serve school programs by helping staff to lead initiatives that help young people develop into engaged and authentic leaders.
We work with schools to provide the tools, training and challenging experiences necessary to foster continuous success in the classroom and beyond as students construct healthy lives and relationships.
Student Success & Personal Development
Community Growth & Engaged Citizenship
Scroll down to find out more about different ASL opportunities.
BULLY PREVENTION - WELL-BEING - COMMUNITY CARE - RESILIENCY - HABITS FOR LIFE-LONG SUCCESSS - RESPONSIBILITY - TEAM - GROW
SWLSB ASCEND Leadership programs support a diverse and wide range of age groups, schools, teachers, and staff.
Student leaders set out on a new trajectory that transforms the way that they think, act, and engage by fostering deep personal growth and taking responsibility for the world around them.
Our goal is to offer opportunities that position students to be prepared for and successful in a complex life and work environment through the 21st century classroom. Students use these skills to bring positive change to their school and community.
We work to support the transformation of classroom competencies into skills for life. We foster creativity and innovation, critical thinking, communication, and meaningful collaboration skills through experiential learning.
We bring student leadership teams together.
We work to enable programs and generate innovative opportunities, approach, and develop meaningful program support for a positive school climate, student success, and community growth.
Model The Way Honours - ceremony 2022
Grade 5 and 6 students are invited to participate in leadership training and to take on responsibility for younger students in their school yard at recess and lunch times throughout the school year.
Your personal leadership journey...
The SWLSB ASCEND LEADERSHIP Certificate program is designed to give you the training, skills, coaching, and experiences necessary to grow as an effective and successful student and leader.
ASCEND Leaders set out on a new trajectory that transforms the way that they think,
act and engage with the world around them.
LISTEN to LEAVING TREAD MARKS on most podcasting platforms.
2018 & 2019
The TEDx tools and techniques are incorporated into the SWLSB Ascend Leadership Week and Summit experiences.
TEDx Youth Laval is a student led, independently organized TED Talk platform for young people to share ideas that are important to them with our community and world.
Students transform the tools that are learned in class into life skills on the TEDx stage.
TEDx Youth Laval is a bilingual event that takes place every spring as a part of TEDx Laval.
Sir Wildfrid Laurier School Board participates through partnered schools.
TEDx Youth Laval est une plate-forme TED Talk organisée par des étudiants et organisée de manière indépendante pour permettre aux jeunes de partager des idées qui sont importantes pour eux avec notre communauté et le monde.
Les étudiants transforment les outils appris en classe en compétences de vie sur la scène TEDx.
TEDx Youth Laval est un événement bilingue qui a lieu chaque printemps dans le cadre de TEDx Laval.
La Commission scolaire Sir Wildfrid Laurier participe par l’intermédiaire d’écoles partenaires.
"Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn."
- Benjamin Franklin
"ASCEND Leadership opportunities position students to be successful in a complex life and work environment through the 21st century classroom by facilitating creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills through experiential learning."
"ASCEND Leadership is challenging as we require that young people take calculated risks, work on authentic relationships, explore beyond their comfort zones, and develop a core value system that is true to themselves and honest with each other."
LEADERS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Albert Einstein once said,
“The leader is one who,
out of the clutter, brings simplicity…
out of discord, harmony…
and out of difficulty, opportunity."
A natural expression of the leadership competency is engagement in entrepreneurship. ASCEND Leadership has been awarded grants for many different student created and led initiatives impacting the school community.
ASCEND Leaders are acquiring the skills required of the next generation of successful community and business leaders.
LEADERSHIP IN SPORT
Enhance the field of play, foster fair play, build sportsmanship, teamwork, and develop leaders that you can count on.
Sports Laval elementary school mini tournament support and workshops
Developing the tools to think critically, and to communicate effective through multiple platforms and formats in order to support a comprehensive team strategy.
Creating a Critical Mass
Awareness & Prevention Campaigns
Enable Culture Shift & Change
Transform Communication Skills
In my private life, I have been a parent-volunteer to this program while my daughter was attending high school, and even though my daughter graduated a few years ago, I remained part of the ASCEND Leadership family but now as a Consultant/Mentor. The life experiences that I have been exposed to leadership 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."
Parent, Community Leader, Human Resource Manager