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
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:
- Information ABOUT Advanced Student Leadership:
- DIGITAL PLATFORMS: Videos, LIVE events
- Elementary, junior and senior high school working group documents, schedules, projects, field trip forms and events.
- Model The Way: Information on Mentoring, Citizenship, Volunteerism, Trips and Camps, Alumni.
- Adventurous Leadership Journeys: get your bag and come to a conference. Be challenged at a camp. Journey to another region, or to different country!
- Get connected to ASL online! Click and follow the links to our social media accounts and online campaigns.
- and much, much more....
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.
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/
A FEW ARTICLES & NEWS STORIES ABOUT SWLSB LEADERS FROM AROUND CANADA AND THE MONTREAL AREA.
Connect the Classroom
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
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.
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
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
iNCREDiBLE LEADERS ELEMENTARY CAMPS
ALBERTA ROCKY MOUNTAINS
DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S INTERNATIONAL AWARD TRIPS
HUNTSMAN SCIENCE CENTRE
High School camps at Arundel.
WOMEN IN 'IT'
Connecting with global leaders in STEM.
Caring for others.
Leaders investing in the growth of the next generation.
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.
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
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."
Human Resource Manager
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board Websites and Social Media